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Perchlorate

Environmental Problems and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Kathleen Sellers, Katherine Weeks, William R. Alsop, Stephen R. Clough, Marilyn Hoyt, Barbara Pugh, Joseph Robb

CRC Press

226 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849380815
pub: 2006-08-30
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The development of analytical methods for identifying widespread perchlorate contamination brought about an explosion of research into the environmental problems and their potential solutions along with a corresponding increase in the availability of information. Unlike reference works that focus on only a few aspects of this contaminant, Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions offers a comprehensive, single source of information on perchlorate contamination in the environment. Summarizing the state of the science and developments in engineering, the book describes:

  • Common sources of perchlorate

  • Its behavior in the environment

  • Methods for analyzing perchlorate in environmental samples

  • Potential risks to human health and the environment

  • Regulatory standards and criteria

  • Techniques for remediating environmental contamination

    The authors illustrate these points with case studies of perchlorate contamination in soil, groundwater, and surface water. These case studies provide perspective on issues commonly faced by scientists, engineers, and managers of perchlorate-impacted sites. Organized to follow the logical sequence of identifying and solving contamination problems, the book provides the foundation necessary to understand perchlorate's occurrence, environmental behavior, regulatory status, and remediation.

  • Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    What is Perchlorate?

    How is it Measured?

    How Does Perchlorate Move Through the Environment?

    What are the Implications of Human and Ecological Exposures to Perchlorate?

    What are the Regulatory Limits on Perchlorate?

    How Can Perchlorate be Treated?

    Organization of this Book

    SOURCES, PROPERTIES, AND CASE STUDIES

    Environmental Sources

    Physical and Chemical Properties of Perchlorate

    Case Studies: Contaminated Sites

    References

    HOW IS PERCHLORATE MEASURED?

    Initial Perchlorate Analysis Methods

    Development of Alternative Methods

    Environmental Media - U.S. EPA Methods

    Biological Media

    Field Methods

    Forensic Analyses

    Ongoing Method Development

    Developing a Strategy for Perchlorate Analyses

    Summary

    References

    HOW DOES PERCHLORATE BEHAVE IN THE ENVIRONMENT?

    Source Behavior

    Advection and Dispersion

    Sorption

    Biological Transformation

    Summary

    References

    WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL EXPOSURES TO PERCHLORATE?

    Overview of Potential Human Health Effects and Components of Risk Assessment

    Overview of Ecological Risk Assessment

    Summary and Conclusions

    References

    WHAT ARE THE REGULATORY LIMITS ON PERCHLORATE?

    Risk Management and Regulatory Limits

    Summary and Conclusions

    References

    HOW CAN PERCHLORATE BE TREATED?

    Groundwater Extraction

    Separation Technologies

    Destruction Technologies

    Summary and Conclusions

    References

    About the Originator

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCI026000
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science
    TEC010030
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply