Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment / Edition 1

Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment / Edition 1

by Baohua Gu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387311149

ISBN-13: 9780387311142

Pub. Date: 03/16/2006

Publisher: Springer US

Perchlorate is a widespread, environmentally persistent contaminant recently discovered in U.S. groundwater and drinking water supplies. This book summarizes the most current knowledge and understandings of the extent and potential sources of perchlorate contamination, its behavior, exposure pathways in the environment, toxicology and risk assessment, and recent

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Perchlorate is a widespread, environmentally persistent contaminant recently discovered in U.S. groundwater and drinking water supplies. This book summarizes the most current knowledge and understandings of the extent and potential sources of perchlorate contamination, its behavior, exposure pathways in the environment, toxicology and risk assessment, and recent advances in treatment technologies for removing perchlorate. Its natural occurrence and its unique isotopic signature (between natural and anthropogenic sources) and novel detection techniques are discussed. A description of the perchlorate chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, geochemical occurrences and environmental forensics, toxicology and risk assessment to engineering solutions and policy is provided. Also included are remediation technologies and monitoring tools for cleaning up contaminated sites including bioremediation, selective and regenerable ion-exchange, modified granular activated carbon, and catalyzed destruction. Written for: Environmental professionals, regulators, policy makers, scientists, engineers, and others interested in issues associated with perchlorate in the environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387311142
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/16/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Perchlorate : challenges and lessons
Ch. 2The chemistry of perchlorate in the environment
Ch. 3Occurrence and formation of non-anthropogenic perchlorate
Ch. 4Alternative causes of wide-spread, low concentration perchlorate impacts to groundwater
Ch. 5Stable isotopic composition of chlorine and oxygen in synthetic and natural perchlorate
Ch. 6Recent developments in perchlorate detection
Ch. 7The ecotoxicology of perchlorate in the environment
Ch. 8Perchlorate toxicity and risk assessment
Ch. 9Using biomonitoring to assess human exposure to perchlorate
Ch. 10Recent advances in ion exchange for perchlorate treatment, recovery and destruction
Ch. 11Field demonstration using highly selective, regenerable ion exchange and perchlorate destruction technologies for water treatment
Ch. 12The microbiology of perchlorate reduction and its bioremediative application
Ch. 13The biochemistry and genetics of microbial perchlorate reduction
Ch. 14Field demonstration of in situ perchlorate bioremediation in groundwater
Ch. 15Perchlorate removal by modified activated carbon
Ch. 16Titanium catalyzed perchlorate reduction and applications
Ch. 17Membrane and other treatment technologies - pros and cons

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