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Phosphate in Soils
Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides and Heavy Metals

ISBN 9781138803183
Published July 26, 2017 by CRC Press
381 Pages - 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Edited by One of the Best Specialists in Soil Science

Recent studies reveal that Phosphorus (P) in the form of phosphate, a macronutrient essential for plant growth, and crop yields can influence the bioavailability, retention, and mobility of trace elements, metal(loid)s, and radio nuclides in soils. When this occurs, phosphates can affect the dynamics of heavy metals and influence soil characteristics, impacting soil mobility and toxicity.

Phosphate in Soils: Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides and Heavy Metals utilizes the latest research to emphasize the role that phosphate plays in enhancing or reducing the mobility of heavy metals in soil, and the soil-water-plant environment. It provides an in-depth understanding of each heavy metal species, and expands on phosphate interactions in geological material.

Composed of 12 chapters, this text:

  • Provides an overview of the reactions of metal(loid)s and common P compounds that are used as fertilizer in soils
  • Emphasizes the effect of phosphorus on copper and zinc adsorption in acid soils
  • Discusses findings on the influence of phosphate compounds on speciation, mobility, and bioavailability of heavy metals in soils as well as the role of phosphates on in situ and phytoremediation of heavy metals for contaminated soils
  • Places emphasis on the influence of phosphate on various heavy metals species in soils, and their solubility/mobility and availability
  • Provides extensive information on testing various high phosphate materials for remediation of heavy metal, micronutrients, and radionuclides contaminated sites
  • Explores the reactivity of heavy metals, micronutrients and radionuclides elements in several soils
  • Presents a case study illustrating various remediation efforts of acidic soils and remediation of Cu, Zn, and lead (Pb) contaminated soils around nonferrous industrial plants
  • Emphasizes the significance of common ions (cations and anions) on phosphate mobility and sorption in soils, and more

The author includes analytical and numerical solutions along with hands-on applications, and addresses other topics that include the transport and sorption modeling of heavy metals in the presence of phosphate at different scales in the vadose zone.

Table of Contents

Phosphorus-Induced (Im)mobilization of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Soils
Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Jinhee Park, Shiv S. Bolan, Ravi Naidu, and Nanthi S. Bolan
Influence of Phosphates on Copper and Zinc Retention Processes in Acid Soils
D. Fernández-Calviño, C. Pérez-Novo, and M. Arias-Estévez
Phosphate in Soils: Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides, and Heavy Metals
John C. Seaman, Shea W. Buettner, and H.S. Chang
Influence of Phosphates on Retention and Mobility of Zn, Cd, and V in Soils
H. Magdi Selim
Influence of Phosphate Fertilizer on Cadmium in Agricultural Soils and Crops
Cynthia A. Grant
Multicomponent Modeling of Phosphate and Arsenic Reactions and Transport in Soils and Geological Media
Hua Zhang
Influence of Phosphates on Fractionation, Mobility, and Bioavailability of Soil Metal(loid)s
Sabry M. Shaheen and Christos D. Tsadilas
Effect of Phosphate Addition on Mobility and Phytoavailability of Heavy Metals in Soils
Shiwei Zhou, Zhengguo Song, Minggang Xu, and Shibao Chen
Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Soils Amended with High-Phosphate Materials
Grzegorz Siebielec, Aleksandra Ukalska-Jaruga, and Petra Kidd
Influence of Long-Term Soil Application of Sewage Sludge Rich in P on Heavy Metals Bioavailability to Plants
Wanderley José de Melo, Gabriel Maurício Peruca de Melo, and Valéria Peruca de Melo
Effectiveness of Lime and Glauconite-Phosphorite Containing Organo-Mineral Ameliorants in Heavy-Metal-Contaminated Soils
Maya Benkova and Irena Atanassova
Influence of Common Ions on Sorption and Mobility of Soil Phosphorus
Sabry M. Shaheen and Jörg Rinklebe

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H. Magdi Selim is a professor of soil physics, A. George and Mildred L. Caldwell Endowed Professor, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. He received his BS in soil science from Alexandria University, Egypt, and his MS and PhD degrees in soil physics from Iowa State University, Ames. His research lies in the areas of kinetics of reactive chemicals in heterogeneous porous media and transport modeling of dissolved chemicals in water-saturated and -unsaturated soils. He has authored or coauthored numerous scientific publications in several journals, and edited and coauthored several books.


"The book consists of logically arranged twelve chapters each with a very helpful outline provided at the beginning. The text is extensive, supported by lots of quantification of heavy metals, illustration in figures, tables and chemical equations conveniently numbered to follow section sub-headings. Readers can delve further in issues of interest with more than 100 publications listed in the reference section of each chapter. This book critically examines the current knowledge about the inter-relationships between phosphate fertilizers and heavy metals and future research perspectives."
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, October 2016

"… draws on established soil chemical theories and recent research to provide a detailed overview of the impact of P addition on trace elements, in particular heavy metal contaminants, in soils. … written by international experts in soil science … valuable to both graduate students and established researchers."
Soil Science Society of America Journal, December 2015

"This book has 12 single or multi-authored chapters that cover a range of topics related to the interactions in soils of various micronutrients, heavy metals, and radionuclides with added natural or synthetic phosphates. ... The text is generally easy to read..."
European Journal of Soil Science, September 2015

"… a compendium of contemporary research on mechanisms of immobilization and the release of metals, metalloids, and metallic radionuclides. … The book reached its stated goal in bringing together information on reactions mechanisms of immobilization and mobility of a wide range of heavy metals and radionuclides in one place for comparison across elements. It is an informative tool for an audience at the post-graduate level, researchers in the geosciences, engineers, practicing consultants, resource managers, and planners on the development of mitigation strategies and practices to enhance the remediation of contaminated field sites for years to come."
Vadose Zone Journal, July 2015

"Despite decades of research, there is still much to be learned about the reactions and reaction products that occur from the addition of phosphorus to soils. The ramifications are significant and include providing basic phosphorus needs to plants, interactions with other plant essential elements, and interactions with and possible immobilization of contaminants in soils. Phosphate in Soils: Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides and Heavy Metals, edited by H. Magdi Selim, is an excellent summary of state-of-the-art science in this area, with the major emphasis on the interactions between phosphorus and contaminants. Twenty-nine eminent scholars from around the world author or co-author twelve chapters. Readers will benefit from a thorough coverage of the topic, including basic chemistry, mineralogy, and relevant case studies, as well as modeling approaches to various processes. This edited volume will surely become a highly cited source of information for many years."
—Gary M. Pierzynski, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA