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Trace Metals in the Environment

New Approaches and Recent Advances

Edited by Mario Alfonso Murillo-Tovar

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos


Hugo Saldarriaga-Noreña

Universidad Autónoma del Estado Morelos

Agnieszka Saeid

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

The occurrence of heavy metals in the environment, even in traces, represents a severe risk for the ecosystems and can be dangerous to human health. However, a better understanding of the main aspects involved is still needed to reduce its negative impact on the environment and health. This book covers the recent methods used for the evaluation of heavy metal pollution and the identification of its sources, descriptions of some of the processes involved in its mobility and transport, attempts to address health and environmental effects of heavy metals pollution, and presents alternative technologies for its removal and remediation from environmental samples. Therefore, this book is recommended for experts in the comprehensive management of metal contamination in different environmental compartments.

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Trace Metals in the EnvironmentNew Approaches and Recent AdvancesEdited by Mario Alfonso Murillo-Tovar

Published: January 7th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83504

ISBN: 978-1-83880-332-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-331-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-617-0

Copyright year: 2021

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5173 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Data Mining for Source Apportionment of Trace Elements in Water and Solid Matrix

By Yao Shan and Jianjun Shi


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2. Mobility of Trace Element Contaminants from Abandoned Gold Mine Dump to Stream Waters in an Agricultural Active Area

By Godwin Okereafor, Elizabeth Makhatha, Lukhanyo Mekuto and Vuyo Mavumengwana


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3. The Provenance of Arsenic in Southeast Asia Discovered by Trace Elements in Groundwater from the Lowlands of Nepal

By Barbara Mueller


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4. New Methods in the Synthesis of (Meth)Acrylamides and Application Chelating Resin for Determination of Trace Metals in Certified Reference Materials and Waters

By Cengiz Soykan


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5. Evaluation of Trace Elemental Levels as Pollution Indicators in an Abandoned Gold Mine Dump in Ekurhuleni Area, South Africa

By Godwin Okereafor, Mamookho Makhatha, Lukhanyo Mekuto and Vuyo Mavumengwana


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6. Trace Elements in Volcanic Environments and Human Health Effects

By Diana Paula Silva Linhares, Patrícia Ventura Garcia and Armindo dos Santos Rodrigues


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7. Dermatologic Toxicities and Biological Activities of Chromium

By Jumina Jumina and Harizal Harizal


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8. Polyaniline-Based Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation

By Thabiso C. Maponya, Mpitloane J. Hato, Thabang R. Somo, Kabelo E. Ramohlola, Mogwasha D. Makhafola, Gobeng R. Monama, Arjun Maity, Kwena D. Modibane and Lebogang M. Katata-Seru


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9. Low Dimensional Nanostructures: Measurement and Remediation Technologies Applied to Trace Heavy Metals in Water

By María Luisa García-Betancourt, Sandra I. Ramírez Jiménez, Apsahara González-Hodges, Zandra E. Nuñez Salazar, Ismailia Leilani Escalante-García and Jeannete Ramírez Aparicio


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10. Superabsorbent Hydrogels for Heavy Metal Removal

By Tanzil Ur Rehman, Luqman Ali Shah, Noor Saeed Khattak, Abbas Khan, Noor Rehman and Sultan Alam


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11. Use of Porous no Metallic Minerals to Remove Heavy Metals, Precious Metals and Rare Earths, by Cationic Exchange

By Juan Hernandez-Avila, Edgar Omar Serrano-Mejía, Eleazar Salinas-Rodríguez, Eduardo Cerecedo-Sáenz, María Isabel Reyes-Valderrama, María del Pilar Gutiérrez-Amador and Ventura Rodríguez-Lugo


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12. Bioremediation Techniques for Polluted Environment: Concept, Advantages, Limitations, and Prospects

By Indu Sharma


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13. Sustainable Treatment of Heavy Metals by Adsorption on Raw Chitin/Chitosan

By Boukhlifi Fatima


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14. Removal of Heavy Metals from Water and Wastewater Using Moringa oleifera

By Eman Noori Ali


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