Soil and Water Contamination: From Molecular to Catchment Scale

Soil and Water Contamination: From Molecular to Catchment Scale

by Marcel van der Perk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415409438

ISBN-13: 9780415409438

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This textbook provides an overview of transport and fate processes of environmental contamination, in such a way that the reader can both understand and predict contaminant patterns in soil, groundwater, and surface water. In contract to most existing texts, soil and water pollution are treated as integrated environmental matter from a geographical/spatial

Overview

This textbook provides an overview of transport and fate processes of environmental contamination, in such a way that the reader can both understand and predict contaminant patterns in soil, groundwater, and surface water. In contract to most existing texts, soil and water pollution are treated as integrated environmental matter from a geographical/spatial perspective at point, local, regional, and catchment scales. The spatial approach links up with recent developments and trends in environmental legislation and other integrated catchment management initiatives.

It consists of four coherent parts: 1. Introduction to soil and water contamination; 2. Source, role, and behavior of substances in soil and water; 3. Transport and fate processes of substances in soil and water; and 4. Patterns of substances in soil and water.

Intended for undergraduate and graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences, who understand the fundamentals of chemistry, hydrology and soil science; may also serve as a useful reference for professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415409438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Balkema--Proceedings and Monographs in Engineering, Water and Earth Sciences Series
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: An Introduction to Soil and Water Pollution 1. General Introduction 2. Basic Environmental Chemistry 3. Environmental Compartments Part 2: Sources, Role, and Behaviour of Substances in Soil and Water 4. Solid Phase Constituents 5. Major Dissolved Phase Constituents 6. Nutrients 7. Heavy Metals 8. Radionuclides 9. Organic Pollutants Part 3: Transport and Fate Processes of Substances in Soil and Water 10. Systems and Models 11. Substance Transport 12. Sediment Transport and Deposition 13. Chemical Transformation 14. Gas Exchange 15. Model Calibration and Validation Part 4: Patterns of Substances in Soil and Water 16. Patterns in the Soil and in the Vadose Zone 17. Patterns in Groundwater 18. Patterns in Surface Water

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