Historically, research on the methods and amounts of trace element application to agriculture soils for correcting plant deficiencies has received major attention. More recently, due to industrial development and past disposal activities, trace elements are considered to be important environmental contaminants that affect all components in the atmosphere and in aquatic and terrestrial systems. Prepared by a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, Trace Elements in Soil: Bioavailability, Flux, and Transfer explores and discusses emerging issues in biogeochemistry research.
The book emphasizes the role of biological and chemical interactions and discusses the newest research and its application to major environmental problems. It provides a concise compilation of current research and a handy, time-saving reference. With contributions from an international panel of authors, the book focuses on trace element issues in developing countries and environmentally sound techniques such as stabilization and bioremediation.
Fundamental yet complex, bioavailability can be relatively simple to parameterize under controlled simulated conditions. This is not always the case under field conditions. To expand our understanding of the fate and transport of trace elements in soils, the methods of assessing trace element bioavailability, flux, and transfer among the different soil components needs to be redefined and developed. Trace Elements in Soil: Bioavailability, Flux, and Transfer is unique in its emphasis on bioavailability and how trace element contamination ultimately effects plants, wildlife, and human population.
Table of Contents
Bioavailability of Trace Elements
Bioavailability and Fate of Trace Elements in Long-Term Residual-Amended Soil Studies, G.F. Vance and G.M. Pierzynski
An Experimental and Theoretical Study on Equilibrium Partitioning of Heavy Metals, E. Podlesakova, J. Nemecek, and R. Vacha
Sequential Extraction of Metals from Artificially Contaminated Soils in the Presence of Various Composts, L. Madrid, E. Diaz-Barrientos, and I. Cardo
Induced Hyperaccumulation: Metal Movement and Problems, C. Anderson, A. Deram, D. Petit, R. Brooks, R. Stewart, and R. Simcock
Bioavailability of Cu, Zn, and Mn in Contaminated Soils and Speciation in Soil Solution, S.M. Reichman, N.W. Menzies, and D.L. Rimmer
Fluxes, Transfer Partitioning of Trace Elements
Heavy Metals in Dutch Soils: An Experimental and Theorectical Study on Equilibrium Partitioning, W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg, A.C. de Groot, and R.P.M. van Veen
Isotopic Exchange Kinetics Method for Assessing Cadmium Availability in Soils, E. Gerard, G. Echevarria, T. Streckeman, and J.L. Morel
Accumulation, Redistribution, Transport, and Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Waste-Amended Soils, H.F. Xiang, W.L. Knigery, and H.M. Selim
Contaminant Transport in the Root Zone, I. Vogeler, S.R. Green, B.E. Clothier, M.B. Kirkham, and B.H. Robinson
Partitioning and Reaction Kinetics of Cd-109 and Zn-65 in an Alum Shale Soil as Influenced by Organic Matter at Different Temperatures, A. Almas. B.R. Singh, and B. Salbu
Solid Phase Speciation of Cd, Ni, and Zn in Some Contaminated and Non-Contaminated Tropical Soils, A. Kashem and B.R. Singh
Quality of Estimated Freundlich Parameters pf Cd Sorption from Pedotransfer Functions to Predict Cadmium Concentration of Soil Solution, G. Springob, D. Tetzlaff, A. Schon, and J. Bottcher
Effect of Sorbed and Dissolved Organic Carbon on Molybdenum Retention by Iron Oxides, F. Lang and M. Kaupenjohann
Speciation and Sorption of Lead (II) in Soils, A. Ponizovsky and E. Mironenko
"The book... is based on a July 1999 Vienna workshop. Its appearance is very timely and useful. All the papers I read were well-written and especially well-referenced. I commend the book to those in the field. These chapters collectively report the state-of-the-art of research on the topic."
-Journal of Hazardous Materials, no. 88 (1), November 2001