Strontium Contamination in the Environment by Pankaj PathakStrontium Contamination in the Environment by Pankaj Pathak

Strontium Contamination in the Environment

byPankaj PathakEditorDharmendra K. Gupta

Hardcover | June 21, 2019

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This book provides an authoritative review of the origin and extraction of strontium and its impact on the environment. It also presents the latest strontium decontamination and remediation strategies. Around the globe, nuclear power is being recognized as a major source of energy and is expected to play a crucial role in meeting the energy requirements of present day society. However, the pros and cons have to be considered, and the safe disposal of large amounts of radionuclide wastes is becoming a matter of great concern. These wastes encompass contaminants such as heavy metals and toxic substances, which may exist in solid, liquid or gaseous forms or a combination of these, and as such, their disposal requires particular attention.

The book focuses on90Sr, which is a predominant isotope of strontium and considered an intermediate level radioactive waste with a half-life of 28.8 years, average biological half-life of 18 years and 546 KeV decay energy. Written by expert contributors, it addresses occurrence, detection and extraction of strontium, the chemical and nuclear properties of strontium isotopes, the fate and migration of strontium in soil, its bioaccumulation, and its associated health impact, mechanistic toxicity response as well as related regulation and remediation. It appeals to scholars, scientists and environmental managers working with strontium contamination in the environment and its consequences.

Dr. Pankaj Pathak  is an Assistant Professor at Marwadi University Rajkot, India with a keen interest in the area of waste management and geochemistry, including sustainable handling of nuclear waste and associated environmental impacts. She has been involved in several research projects at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay r...
Title:Strontium Contamination in the EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pagesPublished:June 21, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030153134

ISBN - 13:9783030153137


Table of Contents

Strontium: Source, occurrence, properties and detection.- Isotopes of strontium: Properties and applications.- Strontium extraction from the geo-environment.- Biosorption of strontium from aqueous solutions.- Plant response under strontium and phytoremediation.- Uptake, transport, and remediation of strontium.- Spatial distribution of90Sr in the ecosystems of Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve.- Spatial distribution of90Sr from different sources in soils of the Urals region, Russia.-90Sr in the components of pine forests of Belarusian part of  Chernobyl NPP exclusion zone.- Removal of strontium by physio-chemical adsorption and ion exchange methods.- Use of the sorption method for strontium removal.- Assessment of the alkaline earth metals (Ca, Sr, Ba) and their associated health impacts.