Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions

Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions

ISBN-10:
0849380812
ISBN-13:
9780849380815
Pub. Date:
08/28/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions

The development of analytical methods for identifying widespread perchlorate contamination brought about an explosion of research into the environmental problems and their potential solutions along with a corresponding increase in the availability of information. Unlike reference works that focus on only a few aspects of this contaminant, Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions offers a comprehensive, single source of information on perchlorate contamination in the environment. Summarizing the state of the science and developments in engineering, the book describes:

  • Common sources of perchlorate
  • Its behavior in the environment
  • Methods for analyzing perchlorate in environmental samples
  • Potential risks to human health and the environment
  • Regulatory standards and criteria
  • Techniques for remediating environmental contamination

    The authors illustrate these points with case studies of perchlorate contamination in soil, groundwater, and surface water. These case studies provide perspective on issues commonly faced by scientists, engineers, and managers of perchlorate-impacted sites. Organized to follow the logical sequence of identifying and solving contamination problems, the book provides the foundation necessary to understand perchlorate's occurrence, environmental behavior, regulatory status, and remediation.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780849380815
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 08/28/2006
    Pages: 226
    Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    What is Perchlorate?
    How is it Measured?
    How Does Perchlorate Move Through the Environment?
    What are the Implications of Human and Ecological Exposures to Perchlorate?
    What are the Regulatory Limits on Perchlorate?
    How Can Perchlorate be Treated?
    Organization of this Book

    SOURCES, PROPERTIES, AND CASE STUDIES
    Environmental Sources
    Physical and Chemical Properties of Perchlorate
    Case Studies: Contaminated Sites
    References

    HOW IS PERCHLORATE MEASURED?
    Initial Perchlorate Analysis Methods
    Development of Alternative Methods
    Environmental Media - U.S. EPA Methods
    Biological Media
    Field Methods
    Forensic Analyses
    Ongoing Method Development
    Developing a Strategy for Perchlorate Analyses
    Summary
    References

    HOW DOES PERCHLORATE BEHAVE IN THE ENVIRONMENT?
    Source Behavior
    Advection and Dispersion
    Sorption
    Biological Transformation
    Summary
    References

    WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL EXPOSURES TO PERCHLORATE?
    Overview of Potential Human Health Effects and Components of Risk Assessment
    Overview of Ecological Risk Assessment
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    WHAT ARE THE REGULATORY LIMITS ON PERCHLORATE?
    Risk Management and Regulatory Limits
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

    HOW CAN PERCHLORATE BE TREATED?
    Groundwater Extraction
    Separation Technologies
    Destruction Technologies
    Summary and Conclusions
    References

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