A successful modern heavy metal control program for any industry will include not only traditional water pollution control, but also air pollution control, soil conservation, site remediation, groundwater protection, public health management, solid waste disposal, and combined industrial-municipal heavy metal waste management. In fact, it should be a total environmental control program. Comprehensive in scope, Heavy Metals in the Environment provides technical and economical information on the development of a feasible total heavy metal control program that can benefit industry and local municipalities.
The book discusses the importance and contamination of metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium, zinc, copper, nickel, iron, and mercury. It covers important research of metals in the environment, the processes and mechanisms for metals control and removal, the environmental behavior and effects of engineered metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, environmental geochemistry of high arsenic aquifer systems, nano-technology applications in metal ion adsorption, biosorption of metals, and heavy metal removal by expopolysaccharide-producing cyanobacteria. The authors delineate technologies for metals treatment and management, metal bearing effluents, metal-contaminated solid wastes, metal finishing industry wastes and brownfield sites, and arsenic-contaminated groundwater streams. They also discuss control, treatment, and management of metal emissions from motor vehicles.
The authors reflect the breadth of the field and draw on personal experiences to provide an in-depth presentation of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends for each industrial or commercial operation. The methodologies and technologies discussed are directly applicable to the waste management problems that must be met in all industries.
Table of Contents
Metal Research Trends in the Environmental Field, Y.-S. Ho and M.I. El-Khaiary
Toxicity and Sources of Pb, Cd, Hg, Cr, As, and Radionuclides in the Environment, G.M. Naja and B. Volesky
Environmental Behavior and Effects of Engineered Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles, B. Nowack
Heavy Metal Removal with Exopolysaccharide-Producing Cyanobacteria, R. De Philippis and E. Micheletti
Environmental Geochemistry of High-Arsenic Aquifer Systems, Y. Wang and Y. Deng
Nanotechnology Application in Metal Ion Adsorption, X. Wang and C. Chen
Biosorption of Metals onto Granular Sludge, S.G. Wang, X.F. Sun, W.X. Gong, and Y. Ma
Arsenic Pollution: Occurrence, Distribution, and Technologies, H. Liu, R. Liu, J. Qu, and Z. Gaosheng
Treatment of Metal-Bearing Effl uents: Removal and Recovery, G.M. Naja and B. Volesky
Management and Treatment of Acid Pickling Wastes Containing Heavy Metals, L.K. Wang, V. Eroglu, and F. Erturk
Treatment and Management of Metal Finishing Industry Wastes, N.K. Shammas and L.K. Wang
Recycling and Disposal of Hazardous Solid Wastes Containing Heavy Metals and Other Toxic Substances, L.K. Wang
Management and Removal of Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soil, N.K. Shammas
Remediation of Metal Finishing Brownfield Sites, N.K. Shammas
Control, Management, and Treatment of Metal Emissons from Motor Vehicles, R. Balasubramanian, J. He, and L.K. Wang
Lawrence K. Wang has over 25 years of experience in facility design, plant construction, operation, and management. He has expertise in water supply, air pollution control, solid waste disposal, water resources, waste treatment, hazardous waste management, and site remediation. He is a retired dean/director of both the Lenox Institute of Water Technology and Krofta Engineering Corporation, Lenox, Massachusetts, and a retired vice president of Zorex Corporation, Newtonville, New York. Dr. Wang is the author of over 700 technical papers and 19 books, and is credited with 24 U.S. patents and 5 foreign patents. He received his BSCE degree from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, his MS degrees from both the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Rhode Island and his PhD degree from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Jiaping Paul Chen is a professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the National University of Singapore. His research interests are physicochemical treatment of water and wastewater and modeling. He has published more than 80 journal papers and book chapters with citation of above 1000 and H-index of 18. He has received various honors and awards, including Guest Professor of the Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, and Shandong University of China, and Distinguished Overseas Chinese Young Scholar of National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is recognized as an Author of highly cited papers (Chemistry and Engineering) of ISI Web of Knowledge. Dr Chen received his ME degree from the Tsinghua University of Beijing and his PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta, Georgia.
Nazih K. Shammas has been an environmental expert, professor, and consultant for over 40 years. He is an ex-dean and director of the Lenox Institute of Water Technology, and advisor to Krofta Engineering Corporation, Lenox, Massachusetts. Dr. Shammas is the author of over 250 publications and eight books in the fi eld of environmental engineering. He has experience in environmental planning, curriculum development, teaching and scholarly research, and expertise in water quality control, wastewater reclamation and reuse, physicochemical and biological treatment processes, and water and wastewater systems. He received his BE degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, his MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Yung-Tse Hung has been a professor of civil engineering at Cleveland State University since 1981. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has taught at 16 universities in eight countries. His primary research interests and publications have been involved with biological wastewater treatment, industrial water pollution control, industrial waste treatment, and municipal wastewater treatment. He is now credited with over 450 publications and presentations on water and wastewater treatment. Dr. Hung received his BSCE and MSCE degrees from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, and his PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the editor of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, International Journal of Environmental Engineering, and International Journal of Environmental Engineering Science.