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Heavy Metals in the Environment

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Much of the convenience of modern life resides in sheet metal, the cowling shield of most machines and appliances. However, the load that this takes off human shoulders has to be carried elsewhere, and the Earth has borne the burden. Many of us woke up to the environmental cost when over a century of industrialization finally surpassed the capacity of nature to assimilate it.

International in scope, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal discusses wetland functions and heavy metal contamination. It addresses such questions as: Can systems powered by sunlight handle toxins more effectively than systems running on fossil fuel? At what scale and by what means do we define efficiency? These questions resonate increasingly with a number of global challenges.

As inescapable as climate change, you can no longer avoid airborne toxins, acid rain, and polluted water by moving away from them. When the time comes to rely less on fossil fuel-based technology, how will we clean up the aftermath of toxic misadventures?

Written by a leader in the growing field of ecological engineering, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal presents scientific studies that illustrate how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to changes in the ecosystem. It focuses primarily on lead, one of the first materials used by developing civilizations and a metal used heavily in the industrial era. The goal: to achieve a better understanding of how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to wastes.

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Odum (environmental engineering sciences, U. of Florida) and colleagues examine two projects evaluating the ability of a cypress- gum swamp in Florida and a wetlands in Poland to assimilate lead and other heavy metals used in industrial processes. Studies look at leaded wetland microcosms and explore computer simulations of lead in wetlands. Based on the reported laboratory work, evaluations of environmental, economic, and regulatory issues are discussed.
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Written by a leader in the growing field of ecological engineering, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal presents scientific studies that illustrate how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to changes in the ecosystem. It focuses primarily on lead, one of the first materials used by developing civilizations and a metal used heavily in the industrial era. The goal: to achieve a better fit of economics and the earth's natural cycles.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-304) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566704014
Author:
Odum, Howard T.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Odum Howard T., Howard T.
Location:
Boca Raton :
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Engineering - Environmental
Subject:
Bioremediation
Subject:
Lead
Subject:
Ecological engineering
Subject:
Wetland ecology
Subject:
Heavy metals.
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Heavy metals -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
10.46x7.06x.97 in. 1.77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a leader in the growing field of ecological engineering, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal presents scientific studies that illustrate how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to changes in the ecosystem. It focuses primarily on lead, one of the first materials used by developing civilizations and a metal used heavily in the industrial era. The goal: to achieve a better fit of economics and the earth's natural cycles.
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