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

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

by Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
     
 

This book combines earth science, subsurface hydrology and environmental geochemistry, providing a comprehensive background for specialists 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… See more details below

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This book combines earth science, subsurface hydrology and environmental geochemistry, providing a comprehensive background for specialists 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. The major focus of the book is on contaminant reactions in soil solutions, groundwater and porous media solid phases, accounting for their persistence and transformation in the subsurface, as they are transported from the land surface into groundwater. Discussions on selected case studies are provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540743811
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
06/26/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Geochemistry Revisited: Selected Aspects

Ch. 1 Characterization of the Subsurface Environment 3

Ch. 2 Selected Geochemical Processes 27

Pt. II Properties of Potential Contaminants: Environmental and Health Hazards

Ch. 3 Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds 51

Ch. 4 Organic Compounds 71

Pt. III Contaminant Partitioning in the Subsurface

Ch. 5 Sorption, Retention, and Release of Contaminants 93

Ch. 6 Contaminant Partitioning in the Aqueous Phase 127

Ch. 7 Partitioning of Volatile Compounds 143

Ch. 8 Selected Research Findings: Contaminant Partitioning 151

Pt. IV Contaminant Transport from Land Surface to Groundwater

Ch. 9 Water Flow in the Subsurface Environment 213

Ch. 10 Transport of Passive Contaminants 219

Ch. 11 Transport of Reactive Contaminants 231

Ch. 12 Selected Research Findings: Contaminant Transport 247

Pt. V Transformations and Reactions of Contaminants in the Subsurface

Ch. 13 Abiotic Contaminant Transformations in Subsurface Water 273

Ch. 14 Abiotic Transformation at the Solid-Liquid Interface 295

Ch. 15 Biologically Mediated Transformations 303

Ch. 16 Selected Research Findings: Transformations and Reactions 317

References 373

Subject Index 409

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