Proceedings of the NATO Adanced Research Workshop on Use of Humates to Remediate Polluted Environments: From Theory to Practice, held in Zvenigorod, Russia, 23-29 September 2002.
This is the first book aimed at the development of a common language among scientists working in the field of humic research and environmental engineers specialized in remediation technologies. In pursuing this goal, the engineer is provided with sufficient information on the basics and state of the art of humic research pertinent to remediation. For the interested scientist, this text provides sufficient information on the methods, needs, and limitations of existing remediation technologies, and on the latest developments in applied humic research. A novel approach is undertaken to categorizing the interactions encountered between humics, ecotoxicants, and living organisms in a polluted environment in the context of remediation chemistry. The volume pays particular attention to in situ remediation as the most viable option for the application of humics. The content of this book is of interest to scientists and engineers.
Preface.- Introduction.- Contributors.- Remedial properties of humic substances: general considerations and problems in addressing needs of environmental remediation.- Complexing interactions of humic substances with heavy metals and radionuclides and their remedial implementation.- Sorptive-partitioning interactions of humic substances with organic ecotoxicants and their implementation for remediation technologies.- Impact on physiological functions of living organisms and on microbial transformations of ecotoxicants.- Quantifying structure and properties of humic substances and example studies on design of humic materials of the desired properties.- Author Index.- Subject Index.