This book is an overview of arsenic in the environment emphasizing geochemistry. It covers arsenic in rocks, minerals, soils and sediments, surface and ground waters, vegetation, analytical chemistry, with a short section on toxicology and epidemiology, and case histories in about 50 countries.
1. Introduction; 2. Natural occurrences; 3. Solid solubility and aqueous speciation; 4. Analytics; 5. Microbiology; 6 Surface-water geochemistry; 7. Ground-water geochemistry; 8. Global geochemical cycle of arsenic; 9. References
Jochen Bundschuh, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia - email@example.com
Prosun Bhattacharya, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockhlom, Sweden - firstname.lastname@example.org
The book series "Arsenic in the Environment" is an inter- and multidisciplinary source of information, making an effort to link the occurrence of geogenic arsenic in different environments and the potential contamination of ground- and surface water, soil and air and their effect on the human society. The series fulfills the growing interest on the arsenic issue worldwide which is going alongside with stronger regulations of arsenic contents in drinking water and food, which were and are adapted not only by the industrialized countries, but increasingly by developing countries.
The book series covers all fields of research concerning arsenic in the environment with an aim to present an integrated approach from its occurrence in rocks and their mobilization into the ground- and surface water, soil and air, its transport therein, the pathways of arsenic and their introduction into the food chain up to the uptake by humans. Human arsenic exposure, bioavailability, metabolism and toxicology are treated together with related public health effects and risk assessments in order to better manage the contaminated land and aquatic environments to reduce human arsenic exposure. Arsenic removal technologies and other methodologies to mitigate the arsenic problem are addressed not only from the technological, but also from economic and social point of view. Only such inter- and multidisciplinary approaches, would allow case-specific selection of optimal mitigation measures of each specific arsenic problem mitigate the problem and provide the population arsenic safe drinking water, food, and air.