Elements and Their Compounds in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis and Biological Relevance, Second Edition

Elements and Their Compounds in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis and Biological Relevance, Second Edition

Editor(s): E. Merian, M. Anke, M. Ihnat, M. Stoeppler

Published Online: 7 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527304592

Online ISBN: 9783527619634

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619634

About this Book

Since the last edition was published in 1991, the "Merian" has established itself as the standard reference on this topic, and remains unmatched in the breadth of material covered.
This new edition has 20 % more pages while being more clearly and concisely structured. New topical features are the focus on nutritional aspects and the coverage of further elements, including non-metals. The newly added chapters cover more than 15 essential elements, as well as some of environmental and nutritional importance. While many chapters of the previous edition have been practically rewritten to accommodate the rapid progress made in this field, all the contributions have been revised and updated to present the current state of knowledge.
As such, the handbook continues to provide detailed information on the environmental metals that influence the health of plants, animals and humans, with particular attention given to environmental and analytical chemistry, bioavailability, metabolic pathways and biological effects. It also delineates the problems related to waste, soils and wildlife as well as the risks caused by the increasing output of metals from industry and households.
It retains the proven features of the first edition, such as the extensive bibliography, numerous tables with useful data and a glossary of terms, and once again all the contributions were not only written but also reviewed by acknowledged and experienced experts. In total, international experts from 15 countries have pooled their knowledge and experience to create this ultimate resource.
Essential information for chemists, biologists, geologists, food scientists, toxicologists and physiologists involved in environmental research and remediation, risk assessment, food research and industrial hygiene.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Element Distribution in the Environment

  2. Part II: Effects of Elements in the Food Chain and on Human Health

  3. Part III: Metals and their Compounds - Alkali Metals

  4. Part III: Metals and their Compounds - The Alkaline Earths

    1. Chapter 2.3

      Calcium (pages 599–618)

      Meinrad Peterlik and Markus Stoeppler

  5. Part III: Metals and their Compounds

    1. Chapter 9

      Gallium (pages 775–786)

      Thomas L. Ziegler, Kevin K. Divine and Peter L. Goering

    2. Chapter 12

      Indium (pages 801–809)

      Emily F. Madden, Carolyn J. Anderson and Peter L. Goering

    3. Chapter 17

      Mercury (pages 931–1005)

      Gustav Drasch, Milena Horvat and Markus Stoeppler

  6. Part III: Metals and their Compounds - The Copper Group

  7. Part III: Metals and their Compounds - The Iron Group

    1. Chapter 13.1

      Iron (pages 811–824)

      Klaus Schümann and Bernd Elsenhans

  8. Part III: Metals and their Compounds - Actinides and Decay Products

    1. Chapter 26.2

      Uranium (pages 1157–1164)

      Dunstana Melo and Werner Burkart

  9. Part IV: Nonmetals

    1. Chapter 3

      Silicon (pages 1273–1284)

      Patrick C. D'Haese, Ludwig V. Lamberts and Marc E. De Broe

  10. Part IV: Nonmetals - The Halogens

  11. Part V: Particular Aspects

  12. Part VI: Supplementary Information

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