Contaminant Geochemistry: Interactions and Transport in the Subsurface Environment / Edition 1

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Combining earth science, subsurface hydrology and environmental geochemistry, this book provides a comprehensive background for those interested in the protection and sustainable management of the subsurface environment. The reader is introduced to the chemistry of contaminants, which usually disturb the natural equilibrium in the subsurface as a result of human activity. One focus of the book is on contaminant reactions in soil solutions. Discussions on case studies are provided.

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“Contaminant geochemistry is the collection of physical and chemical processes that determine the behavior of contaminants beneath Earth’s surface. … The book by Berkowitz and co-authors … focuses almost exclusively on the geochemistry of organic contaminants. It discusses both water-saturated and variably saturated systems. Its level is appropriate for scientists familiar with general aqueous geochemistry … and those interested particularly in the geochemistry of organic contaminants. The book is structured in a clear and coherent manner.” (Ian C. Bourg, Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 9, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540743811
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Geochemistry Revisited: Selected Aspects.- Characterization of the Subsurface Environment.- Selected Geochemical Processes.- Properties of Potential Contaminants: Environmental and Health Hazards.- Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds.- Organic Compounds.- Contaminant Partitioning in the Subsurface.- Sorption, Retention, and Release of Contaminants.- Contaminant Partitioning in the Aqueous Phase.- Partitioning of Volatile Compounds.- Selected Research Findings: Contaminant Partitioning.- Contaminant Transport from Land Surface to Groundwater.- Water Flow in the Subsurface Environment.- Transport of Passive Contaminants.- Transport of Reactive Contaminants.- Selected Research Findings: Contaminant Transport.- Transformations and Reactions of Contaminants in the Subsurface.- Abiotic Contaminant Transformations in Subsurface Water.- Abiotic Transformation at the Solid-Liquid Interface.- Biologically Mediated Transformations.- Selected Research Findings: Transformations and Reactions.
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