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Trace Elements in Natural Waters

1st Edition

By Brit Salbu, Eiliv Steinnes

CRC Press

314 pages

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pub: 1994-11-08
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In natural waters, trace elements-especially metals-may be present in different physicochemical forms varying in size, charge, and density. Trace Elements in Natural Waters comprehensively covers the microchemical processes occurring in the water phase. The book describes geological and biological interactions involving supply or removal of trace elements in the water phase. Analytical aspects are included, since sampling, pre-analysis handling, and methods of analysis strongly influence the quality of data. Different natural water systems are reviewed with respect to sources, concentration levels, and physicochemical forms of trace elements. Also, important fields of future research are investigated.


"This discussion is timely and valuable. The editors have done an excellent job of coordinating the individual contributions from a panel of international experts to create comprehensive coverage."

- CHOICE, February 1996, Volume 33, Number 6

Table of Contents

Main Factors Affecting the Composition of Natural Waters, O.P. Bricker and B.F. Jones

Trace Chemistry Processes, P. Benes and E. Steinnes

Strategies of Sampling, Fractionation, and Analysis, B. Salbu and D.H. Oughton

Data Analysis and Statistical Methods, N.B. Vogt, S. Andersen, M. Schaanning, and R.D. Vogt

Precipitation, H.B. Ross and S.J. Vermette

Interstitial Waters, J. Hong, W. Calmano, and U. Förstner

Groundwater, B. Allard

Trace Elements in Lakes, H. Borg

Trace Elements in Rivers, B.T. Hart and T. Hines

Trace Metals in Estuaries, G.E. Millward and A. Turner

Trace Elements in the Oceans, J.R. Donat and K.W. Bruland

State of the Art and Future Trends, B. Salbu and E. Steinnes


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology