Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Heavy Metals

Their Environmental Impacts and Mitigation

Edited by Mazen Nazal

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals


Hongbo Zhao

Central South University

In recent years, urbanization and industrialization have produced large amounts of heavy metals, which are highly toxic to both humans and the environment. This book presents a comprehensive overview of heavy metals including their physiochemical properties, toxicity, transfer in the environment, legislation, environmental impacts, and mitigation measures. Written by experts in the field, chapters include scientific research as well as case studies.

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Heavy MetalsTheir Environmental Impacts and MitigationEdited by Mazen Nazal

Published: November 3rd 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91574

ISBN: 978-1-83968-122-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-121-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-402-9

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

3535 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

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1. Environmental Pollution with Heavy Metals: A Public Health Concern

By Mir Mohammad Ali, Delower Hossain, Al-Imran, Md. Suzan Khan, Maksuda Begum and Mahadi Hasan Osman


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2. Heavy Metal Sources and Their Effects on Human Health

By Narjala Rama Jyothi


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3. Concentrations of Heavy Metals as Proxies of Marine Pollution along Nellore Coast of South District, Andhra Pradesh

By Madri Pramod Kumar, Tella Lakshmi Prasad, Kothapalli Nagalakshmi, Nadimikeri Jayaraju and Ballari Lakshmanna


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4. Heavy Metal Contamination in a Protected Natural Area from Southeastern Mexico: Analysis of Risks to Human Health

By Claudia Alejandra Aguilar, Yunuen Canedo, Carlos Montalvo, Alejandro Ruiz and Rocio Barreto


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5. Consumption Safety in Relation to Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Periwinkles (Tympanotonus fuscatus) Obtained from Ogbia in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

By Miebaka Moslen and Chioma Hope Adiela


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6. Role of Heavy Metals in the Incidence of Human Cancers

By Vincent Salvatore Gallicchio and Juley Harper


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7. Occurrence and Impact of Heavy Metals on Some Water, Land, Flora and Fauna Resources across Southwestern Nigeria

By Olufemi Akinnifesi, Femi Adesina, Germaine Ogunwole and Sylvanus Abiya


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8. Environmental Impacts of Heavy Metals and Their Bioremediation

By Ayşe Handan Dökmeci


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9. Metallothioneins: Diverse Protein Family to Bind Metallic Ions

By Ettiyagounder Parameswari, Tamilselvan Ilakiya, Veeraswamy Davamani, Periasami Kalaiselvi and Selvaraj Paul Sebastian


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10. Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater by Adsorption

By Athar Hussain, Sangeeta Madan and Richa Madan


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11. Biotechnological Approaches to Facilitate Gold Recovery from Double Refractory Gold Ores

By Keiko Sasaki and Kojo T. Konadu


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12. Rare Earth Elements Biorecovery from Mineral Ores and Industrial Wastes

By Laura Castro, M. Luisa Blázquez, Felisa González and Jesús A. Muñoz


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13. Electrochemical and Optical Methods for the Quantification of Lead and Other Heavy Metal Ions in Liquid Samples

By Samrat Devaramani, Banuprakash G., Doreswamy B.H. and Jayadev


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14. Bio Hydrometallurgical Technology, Application and Process Enhancement

By Mulugeta Sisay Cheru


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15. Modern Technologies for Pest Control: A Review

By Meenu Agarwal and Ayushi Verma


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