Synopses & Reviews
"Heavy Metals: Problems and Solutions" is divided into three sections dealing with basic geochemical processes, remediation and case studies. The basic geochemical processes are discussed with respect to mobility in the environment and impact as well as methods to derive guidelines for heavy metals. Remediation focuses on currently available methods to treat contaminated sediments and soils. In addition, it considers the concept of geochemical engineering for remediation of large areas contaminated by metals. A number of case studies of polluted sediments and soils and their environmental impact highlight the principles discussed in the first two sections.
The book deals with environmental problems caused by increased heavy metals in sediments and soils. The pathways which lead to increased levels, the processes in the sediments and soils and the various remediation methods for cleanup are treated. In addition, a number of case studies from various areas are highlighted.