Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment by Baohua GuPerchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment by Baohua Gu

Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment

byBaohua GuEditorJohn D. Coates

Hardcover | March 16, 2006

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Perchlorate is a widespread, environmentally persistent contaminant recently discovered in U.S. groundwater and drinking water supplies. This book summarizes the most current knowledge and understandings of the extent and potential sources of perchlorate contamination, its behavior, exposure pathways in the environment, toxicology and risk assessment, and recent advances in treatment technologies for removing perchlorate. Its natural occurrence and its unique isotopic signature (between natural and anthropogenic sources) and novel detection techniques are discussed. A description of the perchlorate chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, geochemical occurrences and environmental forensics, toxicology and risk assessment to engineering solutions and policy is provided. Also included are remediation technologies and monitoring tools for cleaning up contaminated sites including bioremediation, selective and regenerable ion-exchange, modified granular activated carbon, and catalyzed destruction.

Baohua Gu is a research scientist at Oak Ridge National laboratory since 1993. He has been a researcher for the past 18 years who has published over 50 refereed articles His research highlights include biogeochemical processes, nano-scale complexity at mineral-water interface, and molecular and interfacial mechanisms controlling the re...
Title:Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and TreatmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:412 pagesPublished:March 16, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387311149

ISBN - 13:9780387311142

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Table of Contents

Perchlorate: Challenges and Lessons.- The Chemistry of Perchlorate in the Environment.- Occurrence and Formation of Non-Anthropogenic Perchlorate.- Alternative Causes of Wide-Spread, Low Concentration Perchlorate Impacts to Groundwater.- Stable Isotopic Composition of Chlorine and Oxygen in Synthetic and Natural Perchlorate.- Recent Developments in Perchlorate Detection.- The Ecotoxicology of Perchlorate in the Environment.- Perchlorate Toxicity and Risk Assessment.- Using Biomonitoring to Assess Human Exposure to Perchlorate.- Recent Advances in Ion Exchange for Perchlorate Treatment, Recovery and Destruction.- Field Demonstration using Highly Selective, Regenerable Ion Exchange and Perchlorate Destruction Technologies for Water Treatment.- The Microbiology of Perchlorate Reduction and its Bioremediative Application.- The Biochemistry and Genetics of Microbial Perchlorate Reduction.- Field Demonstration of In Situ Perchlorate Bioremediation in Groundwater.- Perchlorate Removal by Modified Activated Carbon.- Titanium Catalyzed Perchlorate Reduction and Applications.- Membrane and Other Treatment Technologies - Pros and Cons.