Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal / Edition 1

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Much of the convenience of modern life resides in sheet metal, the cow ling shield of most machines and appliances. However, the load that th is takes off human shoulders has to be carried elsewhere, and the Eart h has borne the burden. Many of us woke up to the environmental cost w hen over a century of industrialization finally surpassed the capacity of nature to assimilate it. International in scope, Heavy Metals in t he Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal discusses wetland fun ctions and heavy metal contamination. It addresses such questions as: Can systems powered by sunlight handle toxins more effectively than sy stems running on fossil fuel? At what scale and by what means do we de fine efficiency? These questions resonate increasingly with a number o f global challenges.

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Odum (environmental engineering sciences, U. of Florida) and colleagues examine two projects evaluating the ability of a cypress- gum swamp in Florida and a wetlands in Poland to assimilate lead and other heavy metals used in industrial processes. Studies look at leaded wetland microcosms and explore computer simulations of lead in wetlands. Based on the reported laboratory work, evaluations of environmental, economic, and regulatory issues are discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566704014
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/22/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,464,356
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Background
Introduction, Gaia Wetland and Heavy Metals
Problems and Needs
Review of Published Studies, Lead and Wetlands
Biogeochemical Cycle of Lead and the Energy Hierarchy
Lead in a Cypress-Gum Swamp, Jackson County, Florida
Ecological Assessment of the Steele City Swamp
Lead Distribution in Steele City Swamps
Experiments with Lead and Acid in Wetland Microcosms
Simulation Model of a Lead-Containing Swamp Ecosystem
Lead and Wetlands in Poland
Lead and Zinc Retention in the Biala River Wetland in Poland
Perspectives on Heavy Metals Manufacturing, and Environment in Poland
Value and Policy
Ecological Economics of Natural Wetland Retention of Lead
Emergy Evaluation of Biala River Wetland and Its Lead Retention
The Evolution of Environmental Law and the Industrial Lead Cycle
Summary; Policy for Heavy Metals and Environment

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