Trace Elements in Soils

Trace Elements in Soils

Editor(s): Peter S. Hooda

Published Online: 15 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405160377

Online ISBN: 9781444319477

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319477

About this Book

Trace elements occur naturally in soils and some are essential nutrients for plant growth as well as human and animal health. However, at elevated levels, all trace elements become potentially toxic. Anthropogenic input of trace elements into the natural environment therefore poses a range of ecological and health problems.

As a result of their persistence and potential toxicity, trace elements continue to receive widespread scientific and legislative attention. Trace Elements in Soils reviews the latest research in the field, providing a comprehensive overview of the chemistry, analysis, fate and regulation of trace elements in soils, as well as remediation strategies for contaminated soil.

The book is divided into four sections:

Basic principles, processes, sampling and analytical aspects: presents an overview including general soil chemistry, soil sampling, analysis, fractionation and speciation.

Long-term issues, impacts and predictive modelling: reviews major sources of metal inputs, the impact on soil ecology, trace element deficient soils and chemical speciation modelling.

Bioavailability, risk assessment and remediation: discusses bioavailability, regulatory limits and cleanup technology for contaminated soils including phytoremediation and trace element immobilization.

Characteristics and behaviour of individual elements

Written as an authoritative guide for scientists working in soil science, geochemistry, environmental science and analytical chemistry, the book is also a valuable resource for professionals involved in land management, environmental planning, protection and regulation.

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1: Basic Principles, Processes, Sampling and Analytical Aspects

  2. Section 2: Long-Term issues, Impacts and Predictive Modelling

    1. Chapter 6

      Trace Elements in Biosolids-Amended Soils (pages 111–133)

      Weiping Chen, Andrew C. Chang, Laosheng Wu, Albert L. Page and Bonjun Koo

    2. Chapter 9

      Trace Element-Deficient Soils (pages 175–197)

      Rainer Schulin, Annette Johnson and Emmanuel Frossard

  3. Section 3: Bioavailability, Risk Assessment and Remediation

    1. Chapter 14

      Phytoremediation of Soil Trace Elements (pages 311–352)

      Rufus L. Chaney, C. Leigh Broadhurst and Tiziana Centofanti

  4. Section 4: Characteristics and Behaviour of Individual Elements

    1. Chapter 21

      Tin and Mercury (pages 497–513)

      Martin J. Clifford, Gavin M. Hilson and Mark E. Hodson

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