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Metals in Coastal Environments of Latin America

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For the first time a state-of-the-art of present metal pollution along the coastline of Latin America is provided. This collection of papers from a conference held in August 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is designed to inform readers of recent advances in an important, interdisciplinary field. Primary focus is on: - Metal Surveys, Metals in Sediments, Metals in Biota, Metal Transport and Cycles, Metal Monitoring. A final chapter combines conclusion, outlook and recommendations of how to master the critical ...
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Overview

For the first time a state-of-the-art of present metal pollution along the coastline of Latin America is provided. This collection of papers from a conference held in August 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is designed to inform readers of recent advances in an important, interdisciplinary field. Primary focus is on: - Metal Surveys, Metals in Sediments, Metals in Biota, Metal Transport and Cycles, Metal Monitoring. A final chapter combines conclusion, outlook and recommendations of how to master the critical situation of metal concentrations in coastal environments of Latin America. This book fills a long-standing gap in the literature and will be of prime interest to researchers, students and professionals in geology, biology and chemistry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642714856
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 297

Table of Contents

Metal Surveys.- Heavy Metal Surveys in Brazilian Coastal Environments.- Heavy Metals in Water and Sediments of the Blanca Bay, Argentina.- A Preliminary Survey of Heavy Metal Concentrations in some Estuarine Organisms in the Littoral Zone of São Luis Island, Maranhão, Brazil.- Study of Heavy Metal Pollution in the Tributary Rivers of the Jacarepagua Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, Through Sediment Analysis.- Spatial Distribution of Heavy Metals in Seawater and Sediments from Coastal Areas of the Southeastern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.- Metals in Sediments.- A Geochemical and Statistical Approach for Assessing Metal Pollution in Coastal Sediments.- Trace Metal Distribution in Sediments of the Patos Lagoon Estuary, Brazil.- Atmospheric Lead Deposition into Guarapina Lagoon, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.- Metal Ion Concentration in Sediments from Hellshire, a Jamaican Coastal Environment.- Geochemical Distribution of Cd, Cu, Cr and Pb in Sediments of Estuarine Areas along the Southeastern Brazilian Coast.- Behaviour of Pollutant Metals in Aquatic Sediments.- Metals in Biota.- Fate of Metals in Biota and Biological Interactions in the Tropical Coastal Zone.- Total Mercury Levels in Marine Organisms of the Bahia Blanca Estuarine Trophic Web.- Uptake of Zn and Cd by Coastal Phytoplankton Species in Culture.- Total Mercury, Cadmium and Lead Distribution in Tissues of the Southern Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) in the Ecosystem of Mar del Plata, Argentina.- Laboratory Experiments on 60Co Bioaccumulation by Tropical Seaweeds.- Metal Transport and Cycles.- Behaviour and Impact Assessment of Heavy Metals in Estuarine and Coastal Zones.- Metal Cycles in Coastal Environments.- Mineralogical Control of Heavy Metal Behaviour in Coastal Environments: Copper in Ribeira Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- Technetium in Coastal Environments: Field Observations and Laboratory Experiments.- Metal Monitoring.- Metal Monitoring in Coastal Environments.- Multispecies Metal Monitoring in Tropical Brazilian Estuaries.- Selected Bivalves for Monitoring of Heavy Metal Contamination in the Colombian Caribbean.- Eichhornia crassipes as a Biological Monitor of Heavy Metals in Surface Waters.- Strategies for Biological Monitoring: The European Experience.- Conclusions and Outlook.- Metals in Coastal Environments of Latin America: Recommendations for a Critical Situation.
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