eBook Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories, 2nd Edition

  • Benedetto DeVivo
  • Harvey Belkin
  • Annamaria Lima
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  • ISBN-10: 044464007X
  • ISBN-13: 9780444640079
  • DDC: 551.9
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 644 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 reviews the role of geochemistry in the environment and details state-of-the-art applications of these principles in the field, specifically in pollution and remediation situations. Chapters cover both philosophy and procedures, as well as applications, in an array of issues in environmental geochemistry including health problems related to environment pollution, waste disposal and data base management. This updated edition also includes illustrations of specific case histories of site characterization and remediation of brownfield sites.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Field Methods in Regional Geochemical Surveys.
2: Sampling Methods for Site Characterization.
3: Contaminated Groundwater Sampling and Quality Control of Water Analyses.
4: The Collection of Drainage Samples for Environmental Analyses from Active Stream Channels.
5: Data Conditioning of Environmental Geochemical Data: Quality Control Procedures Used in the British Geological Survey's Regional Geochemical Mapping Project.
6: Gas Chromatographic Methods of Chemical Analysis of Organics and Their Quality Control.
7: Evaluation of Geochemical Background at Regional and Local Scales by Fractal Filtering Technique: Case Studies in Selected Italian Areas.
8: Geochemical Mapping of Urban Areas.
9: Chemical Speciation to Assess Bioavailability, Bioaccessibility and Geochemical Forms of Potentially Toxic Metals (PTMs) in Polluted Soils.
10: Extraction and Characterization of Pore Water in Contaminated Soils.
11: Models of Geochemical Speciation: Structure and Applications.
12: Lead and Strontium Isotopes as Monitors of Anthropogenic Contaminants in the Surficial Environment.
13: Management of Hazardous By-products of Urban Waste Incineration: Some Considerations on the Italian Situation.
14: Cos Cob: A New Community Asset from an Old Contaminated Site.
15: The Bagnoli-Napoli Brownfield Site in Italy: Before and After the Remediation.
16: Environmental Human Health Issues Related to Indoor Air Pollution from Domestic Biomass Use in Rural China: A Review.
17: Applications of Geochemistry to Medical Geology.
18: Biological, Chemical, and Environmental Hazards of Desert Dust to Military Personnel.
19: Environmental Characteristics and Utilization Potential of Metallurgical Slag.
20: Polyurethane Foam-Based Passive Air Samplers in Monitoring Persistent Organic Pollutants: Theory and Application.
21: Legacies of Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) in Soil of China—A Review, and Cases in Southwest and Southeast China.
22: Soil and Water Contamination by Potentially Hazardous Elements: A Case History from India.
23: A Microbial Analysis Primer for Biogeochemists.