Soil Pollution: From Monitoring To Remediation by Armando C. DuarteSoil Pollution: From Monitoring To Remediation by Armando C. Duarte

Soil Pollution: From Monitoring To Remediation

byArmando C. DuarteEditorAnabela Cachada, Teresa A.p. Rocha-santos

Paperback | October 6, 2017

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Soil Pollution: From Monitoring to Remediationprovides comprehensive information on soil pollution, including causes, distribution, transport, the transformation and fate of pollutants in soil, and metabolite accumulation. The book covers organic, inorganic and nanoparticle pollutants and methodologies for their monitoring. 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. Chapters are highly accessible, offering an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and undergraduate students alike.

  • Highlights the relevance of soil pollution for a sustainable environment in chapters written by interdisciplinary expert academics and professionals from around the world
  • Includes cases studies of techniques used to monitor soil pollution
  • Includes a chapter on nanoparticles as soil pollutants
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of soil pollution including types and causes
Prof. Armando C. Duarte ( graduated in Chemical Engineering (1977) at the University of Oporto (Portugal) and obtained a PhD in Public Health Engineering (1981) at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (United Kingdom). In 2006, The Portuguese Science Foundation ( awarded him a prize for Scient...
Title:Soil Pollution: From Monitoring To RemediationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128498730

ISBN - 13:9780128498736

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Table of Contents

1. Soil and pollution: an introduction to the main issues 2. Distribution, transport and fate of pollutants 3. Changes in ecosystem structure and soil functions due to soil pollution 4. Transformation of pollutants and metabolite accumulation in soils 5. Organic pollutants in soils 6. Inorganic pollutants in soils 7. Nanoparticles 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