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Metal-Contaminated Soils: In Situ Inactivation and Phytorestoration

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Edited By: J Vangronsveld and SD Cunningham

265 pages, 26 figs, 35 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #94942 | ISBN: 3540642080
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Represents an overview of efforts in exploiting biological and chemical processes to reduce the inherent risk associated with metal-contaminated soils. It presents a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of in situ immobilization and inactivation of toxic metals by means of plants, microorganisms and invertebrates.


Extent and nature of the metal contaminant problem; physico-chemical aspects of metal immobilization; biological interactions; role of soil microbes; role of non-woody and woody plants; role of plant-microbe interactions; fauna considerations; human health considerations; field implementation and case studies; practical considerations; site characterization; treatment selection relative to contaminant profile; logistics of application, incorporation, planting; monitoring; risk assessment factors; persistence of immobilization; legislative aspects.

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