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Soil Contamination

Edited by Simone Pascucci

Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italy

Soil contamination has severely increased over the last decades, mainly due to petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals from industrial wastes and human activities. The critical point regarding contaminated soil monitoring is the intrinsic difficulty in defining fixed monitoring variables and indicators as the establishment of any a priori criterion and threshold for soil quality can be still considered subjective. This book is organized into eight chapters and presents the state-of-the art and new research highlights in the context of contaminated soil monitoring and remediation strategies, including examples from South America, Europe and Asia. The chapters deal with the following topics: - monitoring of dioxin, furan, hydrocarbons and heavy metals level in soils - bioindicators and biomarkers for the assessment of soil toxicity - use of reflectance spectroscopy for soil contaminants and waste material detection - remediation technologies and strategies.

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Soil ContaminationEdited by Simone Pascucci

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/927

ISBN: 978-953-307-647-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4438-0

Copyright year: 2011

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50293 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

125 Web of Science Citations

112 Dimensions Citations


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1. Long-Term Monitoring of Dioxin and Furan Level in Soil Around Medical Waste Incinerator

By Li Xiao-dong, Yan Mi, Chen Tong, Lu Sheng-yong and Yan Jian-hua


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2. Research for Investigating and Managing Soil Contamination Caused by Winter Maintenance in Cold Regions

By Helen K. French and Sjoerd E.A.T.M. van der Zee


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3. Soil-Transmitted Helminthic Zoonoses in Humans and Associated Risk Factors

By Vamilton Alvares Santarém, Guita Rubinsky-Elefant and Marcelo Urbano Ferreira


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4. Reflectance Spectroscopy as a Tool for Monitoring Contaminated Soils

By Guy Schwartz, Gil Eshel and Eyal Ben-Dor


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5. Multi-Technique Application for Waste Material Detection and Soil Remediation Strategies: The Red Mud Dust and Fly Ash Case Studies

By Claudia Belviso, Simone Pascucci, Francesco Cavalcante, Angelo Palombo, Stefano Pignatti, Tiziana Simoniello and Saverio Fiore


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6. Heavy Metals Contaminated Soils and Phytoremediation Strategies in Taiwan

By Hung-Yu Lai, Shaw-Wei Su, Horng-Yuh Guo and Zueng-Sang Chen


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7. Biological Remediation of Hydrocarbon and Heavy Metals Contaminated Soil

By O. Peter Abioye


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8. Bioindicators and Biomarkers in the Assessment of Soil Toxicity

By Carmem Silvia Fontanetti, Larissa Rosa Nogarol, Raphael Bastão de Souza, Danielli Giuliano Perez and Guilherme Thiago Maziviero


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