Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment / Edition 1

Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment / Edition 1

by Baohua Gu
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

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

Perchlorate: Challenges and Lessons.- The Chemistry of Perchlorate in the Environment.- Occurrence and Formation of Non-Anthropogenic Perchlorate.- Alternative Causes of Wide-Spread, Low Concentration Perchlorate Impacts to Groundwater.- Stable Isotopic Composition of Chlorine and Oxygen in Synthetic and Natural Perchlorate.- Recent Developments in Perchlorate Detection.- The Ecotoxicology of Perchlorate in the Environment.- Perchlorate Toxicity and Risk Assessment.- Using Biomonitoring to Assess Human Exposure to Perchlorate.- Recent Advances in Ion Exchange for Perchlorate Treatment, Recovery and Destruction.- Field Demonstration using Highly Selective, Regenerable Ion Exchange and Perchlorate Destruction Technologies for Water Treatment.- The Microbiology of Perchlorate Reduction and its Bioremediative Application.- The Biochemistry and Genetics of Microbial Perchlorate Reduction.- Field Demonstration of In Situ Perchlorate Bioremediation in Groundwater.- Perchlorate Removal by Modified Activated Carbon.- Titanium Catalyzed Perchlorate Reduction and Applications.- Membrane and Other Treatment Technologies — Pros and Cons.

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