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Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

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Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil ContaminationEdited by Maria C. Hernandez Soriano

Published: March 26th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57086

ISBN: 978-953-51-1235-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4235-5

Copyright year: 2014

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102710 Total Chapter Downloads

123 Crossref Citations

233 Web of Science Citations

346 Dimensions Citations


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1. Soil Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation

By Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Mohd. Jamil Maah and Ismail Yusoff


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2. Sustainability Aspects of In-Situ Bioremediation of Polluted Soil in Developing Countries and Remote Regions

By Anders Jonsson and Henrik Haller


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3. Chronic Toxicity of Weathered Oil-Contaminated Soil

By Dinora Vázquez-Luna


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4. Heavy Metal Contamination in Brazilian Agricultural Soils due to Application of Fertilizers

By Affonso Celso Gonçalves Jr., Herbert Nacke, Daniel Schwantes and Gustavo Ferreira Coelho


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5. Beneficial and Negative Impacts on Soil by the Reuse of Treated/Untreated Municipal Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation – A Review of the Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives

By Juan C. Durán–Álvarez and Blanca Jiménez–Cisneros


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6. The Complex Nature of Pollution in the Capping Soils of Closed Landfills: Case Study in a Mediterranean Setting

By Jesús Pastor, María Jesús Gutiérrez-Ginés, Carmen Bartolomé and Ana Jesús Hernández


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7. Assessment of Soil Contamination of a Cattle Market around River Ogun Basin, Isheri, Nigeria

By A.A. Adeyi, O.M. Omidiran and O. Osibanjo


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8. Assessment of Historical Heavy Metal Pollution of Land in the Proximity of Industrial Area of Targoviste, Romania

By Carmen Cristina Elekes


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9. Assessment of Soil Pollution with Heavy Metals in Romania

By Anca Maria Moldoveanu


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10. Eco-Technological Solutions for the Remediation of Polluted Soil and Heavy Metal Recovery

By Carmen Cristina Elekes


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11. Selected Bioremediation Techniques in Polluted Tropical Soils

By Emmanuel Uzoma Onweremadu


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12. Thermal Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Gasification Biochars

By Sebastian Meyer, Bruno Glaser, Daniel Fischer, Peter Quicker, Yves Noel and Georg Kuffer


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13. Electrochemical Detection of Mercury Removal from Polluted Bentonite and Quartz using Different Removing Agents

By I. Robles, Luis A. Godínez, J. Manríquez, F. Rodríguez, A. Rodríguez and E. Bustos


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14. Treatment Methods for Radioactive Wastes and Its Electrochemical Applications

By V. Valdovinos, F. Monroy-Guzman and E. Bustos


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15. Optical Fibers to Detect Heavy Metals in Environment: Generalities and Case Studies

By Generalities and Case Studies 427 J. A. García, D. Monzón, A. Martínez, S. Pamukcu, R. García and E. Bustos


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16. Metabolomics for Soil Contamination Assessment

By Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano and Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez


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17. Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated with Metals and Metalloids at Mining Areas: Potential of Native Flora

By Paulo J.C. Favas, João Pratas, Mayank Varun, Rohan D’Souza and Manoj S. Paul


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18. Contribution of Vegetation to Alleviate Slope’s Erosion and Acidity

By Normaniza Osman, Mohammed Saifuddin and Aimee Halim


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19. Metal Contamination of Soils and Prospects of Phytoremediation in and Around River Yamuna: A Case Study from North-Central India

By Manoj S. Paul, Mayank Varun, Rohan D’Souza, Paulo J.C. Favas and João Pratas


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20. Continuous and Induced Phytoextraction — Plant-Based Methods to Remove Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soil

By Maciej Bosiacki, Tomasz Kleiber and Bartosz Markiewicz


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21. Diagnosis and Management of Field Pollution in the Case of an Organochlorine Pesticide, the Chlordecone

By T. Woignier, F. Clostre, P. Cattan, J. Levillain, Y.M. Cabidoche and M. Lesueur-Jannoyer


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22. Chemical and Hydraulic Behavior of a Tropical Soil Compacted Submitted to the Flow of Gasoline Hydrocarbons

By Wisley Moreira Farias, Geraldo Resende Boaventura, Éder de Souza Martins, Fabrício Bueno da Fonseca Cardoso, José Camapum de Carvalho and Edi Mendes Guimarães


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23. Exposure and Hazard Identification of Sulphonamides in the Terrestrial Environment

By Anna Białk-Bielińska, Joanna Maszkowska, Alan Puckowski and Piotr Stepnowski


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24. Heavy Metal Deposition in Soils and Plants Impacted by Anthropogenic Modification of Two Sites in the Sudan Savanna of North Western Nigeria

By Sunday Paul Bako, Augustine Uwanekwu Ezealor and Yahuza Tanimu


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25. Geochemical Speciation and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Soils and Sediments

By Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Paulo J.C. Favas, Dibyendu Rakshit and K.K. Satpathy


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26. The Effect of Industrial Heavy Metal Pollution on Microbial Abundance and Diversity in Soils — A Review

By Anna Lenart-Boroń and Piotr Boroń


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27. Pollution of Pb in Soils Affected by Pyrite Tailings: Influence of Soil Properties

By F. Martín, M. Simón, I. García, A. Romero and V. González


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28. Copper Accumulation in Vineyard Soils: Distribution, Fractionation and Bioavailability Assessment

By Marija Romić, Lana Matijević, Helena Bakić and Davor Romić


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29. Characterization and Remediation of Soils and Sediments Polluted with Mercury: Occurrence, Transformations, Environmental Considerations and San Joaquin’s Sierra Gorda Case

By I. Robles, J. Lakatos, P. Scharek, Z. Planck, G. Hernández, S. Solís and E. Bustos


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30. Conducted and Investigate Arsenic (As), Cobalt (Co) Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Lead (Pb), and Zinc (Zn) Contamination in Agricultural' Soils and Wheat Crops Projects at Three Regions in Libya

By Youssef F. Lawgali, Andy A. Meharg and Yousef M.T. Elgimati


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31. Risks of Heavy Metals Contamination of Soil-Pant System by Land Application of Sewage Sludge: A Review with Data from Brazil

By Alysson Roberto Baizi e Silva and Fábio Camilotti


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