Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediation, 1st Edition

  • Armando Duarte
  • Anabela Cachada
  • Teresa Rocha-Santos
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  • ISBN-10: 0128498722
  • ISBN-13: 9780128498729
  • DDC: 628.55
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume provides comprehensive information on soil pollution, including causes, distribution, transport, the transformation and fate of pollutants in soil, and metabolite accumulation, covering organic, inorganic and nanoparticle pollutants and methodologies for their monitoring. It features a critical discussion on ecotoxicological and human effects of soil pollution, and strategies for soil protection and remediation. Meticulously organized, this is an ideal resource for students, researchers and professionals, providing up-to-date foundational content for those already familiar with the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Short Biographies.
1: Soil and Pollution: An Introduction to the Main Issues.
2: Distribution, Transport and Fate of Pollutants.
3: Changes in Soil Ecosystem Structure and Functions Due to Soil Contamination.
4: Pollutants Transformation and Metabolite Accumulation in Soils.
5: Organic Pollutants in Soils.
6: Inorganic Pollutants in Soils.
7: Nanomaterials as Soil Pollutants.
8: Ecotoxicological Effects and Risk Assessment of Pollutants.
9: Human Health Risks and Soil Pollution.
10: Strategies for Soil Protection and Remediation.