528 pages | 131 B/W Illus.
This book provides in-depth coverage of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends in waste treatment processes. It delineates methodologies, technologies, and the regional and global effects of important pollution control practices. It focuses on toxic heavy metals in the environment, various heavy metal decontamination technologies, brownfield restoration, and industrial, agricultural, and radioactive waste management. It discusses the importance of metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium, zinc, copper, nickel, iron, and mercury.
"This book is simple yet comprehensive enough for you to understand quickly remediation of heavy metals in the environment. As an environmental engineer, you must squeeze a space for this book in your crowded bookshelves."
— Fan Xiaojun, Sino-French Water Development Co. Ltd, Macau SAR, China
"The book is rich in information on the hazardous effects of many heavy metal ions that are present in water and the methods developed recently to remove those metals from the drinking water."
— Takeshi Matsuura, University of Ottawa, Canada
Toxicity and Sources of Cu, Zn, Mo, Ag and Rare Metals in the Environment. Nano-Bioremediation: Applications of Nanotechnology for Bioremediation. Toxicity, Sources and Control of Selenium, Nickel and Beryllium in the Environment. Selection of Remedial Alternatives for Soil Contaminated with Heavy Metals. Heavy Metals Removal by Low-Cost Adsorption Materials. Treatment of Metal Finishing Wastes by Sulfide Precipitation. Stabilization of Cadmium in Waste Incineration Residues by Aluminum/Iron-Rich Materials. Arsenic in the Environment: Source, Characteristics and Technologies for Pollution Elimination. Innovative Processes for Simultaneous Removal of Chromium and Arsenate. E-Waste Disposal And Recycling: Environmental and Health Impacts. Site Assessment and Cleanup Technologies of Metal Finishing Industry. Adsorptive Removal of Arsenic from Watersources using Novel Nanocomposite Mixed-Matrix Membranes. Treatment of Photographic Processing Waste. Toxicity, Source and Control of Barium in the Environment.