Engineering Aspects of Metal-Waste Management presents a detailed discussion regarding the fate of metals in the environment and the methods by which metal waste is managed. Ten chapters by a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers address site assessment, methods of sample digestion, bioremediation, and mathematical models as a tool for describing the retention reactions of heavy metals during transport in the soil. Specific topics covered include evaluating lead extraction methods as indicators of lead mobility in contaminated soils, assessing cadmium contamination using spatial variability, using microwave technology for sample digestion and preparation for analysis, and working with a bioremediation method using arsenate-resistant microorganisms. Mathematical models discussed in this volume are based on convection-dispersion or cell-mixing approaches for metal transport. Engineering Aspects of Metal-Waste Management will be useful for researchers, consulting engineers, and decision makers involved in the management and cleanup of metal-contaminated sites.
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