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Heavy Metals - Their Environmental Impacts and Mitigation

Mazen Nazal

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

More than 15 years' experience in analytical related research and teaching at research laboratories, industries, and universities. Dr. Nazal’s innovative research interests are focused on the development of efficient and selective materials and methods for the removal of pollutants from different matrices for water treatment and fuel desulfurization.

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Heavy Metals Physical Properties Chemical Properties Environmental Faith Analytical Techniques Extraction Techniques Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Impact Toxicity Bioaccumulation Removal Techniques Adsorptive Removal

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The heavy metals group is one of the main and common environmental pollutants. They are persistent and naturally occurring elements from sea’s salts, forest fires, volcanic eruption and rock weathering, but most of the environmental pollution by these elements results from human and industrial activities such as mining, wastewater discharge, crude oil transfer and spill, agriculture, and the smelting process. These activities introduce heavy metals in different environments such as biological, aquatic, terrestrial and air environments. Heavy metals are persistent and accumulative, therefore introducing heavy metals to these environments leads to many potential negative impacts.

This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the heavy metals’ physicochemical properties, toxicity, transferring in the environment, legislation, environmental impacts and mitigation measures.

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Date completed: July 15th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: October 4th 2020

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Review results due: December 23rd 2020

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Expected publication date: February 21st 2021

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Mazen Nazal

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Nazal joined the Research Institute at King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2016. As a Research Scientist, he is leading the organic analysis section in the Center for Environment and Water (CEW). Dr. Nazal got his Ph.D. in Chemistry specializing in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry in 2016 from KFUPM. He received his MS and BS degrees in Chemistry from The University of Jordan in 2003 and 2006 respectively. Dr. Nazal has more than 15 years’ experience in analytical related research and teaching at research laboratories, industries and universities. Dr. Nazal has published more than 30 research papers in refereed ISI journals and application patents and sub patents registered in the US patent office. Dr. Nazal’s research interests are focused on the development of efficient and selective materials and methods for the removal of pollutants (organic sulfur compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, heavy metals, etc.) from different matrices for water treatment and fuel desulfurization. In addition, employing these materials for extraction and enrichment of analytes of interest in environmental samples prior to their instrumental analysis.

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