A comprehensive and up-to-date investigation of one of the deadliest toxins and its impact on ecological and human health. Part one contains a thorough treatment of the chemical nature of arsenic, its environmental behavior and its measurement through contemporary analytical methods. Part two deals with the latest findings from a wide range of international research groups into the repercussions of arsenic exposures on human health and the ecosystem.
The self-contained first of two volumes that cover both the chemistry and effects of the legendary toxin. For chemists and environmental engineers, explores such aspects as arsenic's history, chemical composition, characteristics, behavior in the environment, and the analytical techniques used to measure it. Some of the specific topics are mobilization and bioavailability in soil, removal from drinking water, and the environmental effects of using arsenic in aquatic weed control. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Arsenic: Historical Perspectives (J. Azcue & J. Nriagu).
Arsenic Distribution in Soils (H. Yan-Chu).
Arsenic Mobilization and Bioavailability in Soils (D. Bhumbla & R. Keefer).
Mobilization of Arsenic in Contaminated River Waters (W. Mok & C. Wai).
Removal of Arsenic in Drinking Water Treatment (M. Jekel).
Biotransformation of Arsenic in the Freshwater Environment (S. Maeda).
The Chemical Forms of Arsenic in Aquatic Organisms and Their Interrelationships (D. Phillips).
Arsenic in Several Chinese Estuaries and Coastal Seas (L. Xiankun, et al.).
Arsenic in Vegetation of Wetlands (M. Otte & W. Ernst).
Arsenic Minerals Formed at Low Temperatures (F. Schaufelberger).