1st Edition

Heavy Metals Release in Soils

Edited By H. Magdi Selim, Donald L. Sparks Copyright 2001
    by CRC Press

    264 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Understanding the mechanisms associated with metal complexes and the sequestering metal contaminants in the environment is essential for effective remediation. Heavy Metal Release in Soils describes and quantifies desorption/release kinetics and dissolution reactions in the release of heavy metals from soil.
    The book focuses on:
    New techniques - microscopic surface techniques, NMR and electrophoresis, XAFS, SFM, and time-resolved ATR-FTIR
    Theoretical analysis and kinetic approaches - adsorption/desorption hysteresis, competitive sorption and transport, multi-component models, speciation kinetics, isotherms and soil and metal parameters, and the role of soil properties on transport
    Applications - arsenic speciation and mobility in contaminated soils, modeling activity of CD, Zn, and Cu in contaminated soils, and in situ chemical immobilization
    A timely addition to the literature, this book highlights the desorption/release mechanisms for the purpose of resolving remediation dilemmas in contaminated environments. It gives you the added advantage of case studies at both the microscopic and macroscopic scales, and provides both experimental and numerical investigations. With contributions from an international panel of authors, Heavy Metals Release in Soils fills a gap in the current literature concerned with subsurface contaminant fate and transport processes.

    Sorption and Release of Heavy Metals in Soils: Nonlinear Kinetics, H.M. Selim and M.C. Amacher
    Anion and Cation Transport in Zeolitized Tuffs from the Nevada Test Site: Effects of Ion Type, pH, and Ionic Strength, C. Papelis and W. Um
    Modeling Competitive Sorption and Release of Heavy Metals in Soils, R. Kretzschmar and A. Voegelin
    Heavy Metal Solubility and Transport in Soil Contaminated by Mining and Smelting, S.L. McGowen and NT. Basta
    Phase Plane Analysis and Dynamical System Approaches to the Study of Metal Sorption in Soils, S.F. Oppenheimer, W.L. Kingery, and F.X. Han
    Kinetic Study of Trace Metal EDTA-Desorption from Contaminated Soils, A. Bermond and J.P. Ghestem
    Soil Properties Controlling Metal Partitioning, C.A. Impellitteri, H.E. Allen, Y. Yin, S-J You, and J.K. Saxe
    Understanding Sulfate Adsorption Mechanisms on Iron (III) Oxides and Hydroxides: Results from ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy, D. Peak, E.J. Elzinga, and D.L. Sparks
    Selenium Contamination in Soil: Sorption and Desorption Processes, B. Pezzarossa and G. Petruzzelli
    Arsenic Behavior in Contaminated Soils: Mobility and Speciation, V. Matera and I. Le H├ęcho
    Chemical Structures of Soil Organic Matter and Their Interactions with Heavy Metals, W.L. Kingery, A.J. Simpson, and M.H. B. Hayes


    H. Magdi Selim, Donald L. Sparks