Simone Pascucci

Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis Italy

He was born on May 10, 1976, in Rome, Italy. Master of science-level (2011) at the University of La Tuscia (Italy) in 'Nature conservation in the marine environment”. Laurea in Environmental Sciences (2008) at the University of La Tuscia. He has been working for the Italian CNR from 2002; he has taught lessons on the hyperspectral remote sensing data analysis and classification algorithms development, he was involved in many international field and airborne campaigns for target and anomaly detection and data fusion and correction; he wrote many technical reports, national and international papers. His current research activity is focused on application of hyperspectral imaging spectrometry (VNIR/SWIR/TIR spectral ranges) for (a) precision agriculture; (b) coastal waters quality assessment and monitoring; (c) urban materials, infrastructure condition and environmental pollutants characterization and its development, implementation and validation. Current position: technician at the CNR - Institute of methodologies for environmental analysis (Italy).

Simone Pascucci

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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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