Ecological Risk Evaluation Of Polluted Soils / Edition 1

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This work presents an holistic view of the fundamental principles and practicable methods of polluted soils. A set of definitions is presented and different aspects of the evolution of pollutants and their toxicity are developed.
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Ecological risk evaluation to forecast the effects of pollution and provide a scientific basis for decisions in matters of environmental management turns out be particularly complex because of its interdisciplinary nature. Rivi<`e>re (National Institute for Agronomic Research, Versailles) presents a holistic view of the fundamental principles and practical methods in the case of polluted soils. He leads through the known factors to formulating a risk evaluation that incorporates economic, social, and political data. The original </<'E>valuation du risque <'e>cologique des sols pollu<'e>s/> was published by Technique and Documentation, Paris, in 1998. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789054107965
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/20/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Soil Pollution and Ecotoxic Risk 1
Ch. 1 Definitions, Concepts and General Models of Risk Evaluation 5
Ch. 2 Characterization of Exposure 49
Ch. 3 Characterization of Effects 90
Ch. 4 Risk Characterization 136
Ch. 5 Risk Formulation and Management 142
Annexure 1 Major Mathematical Models 151
Annexure 2 Bioassays: The Canadian Approach 169
Annexure 3 The Van Straalen and Denneman Model (1989) 181
Annexure 4: A Case Study 187
Annexure 5: Data Search 197
References 205
Index 219
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