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Title Competitive sorption and transport of heavy metals in soils and geological media / editor, H. Magdi Selim.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv 404 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Soils -- Heavy metal content.
Heavy metals -- Absorption and adsorption.
Soil pollution.
Contents 1. Competitive sorption of heavy metals in soils : experimental evidence / H.M. Selim -- 2. Equilibrium and kinetic modeling of competitive heavy metals sorption and transport in soils / Hua Zhang and H.M. Selim -- 3. Behavior of heavy metals in soils : individual and multiple competitive adsorption / Maurício P.F. Fontes -- 4. Leaching of antimony from contaminated soils / Kerstin Hockmann and Rainer Schulin -- 5. Mercury sorption and desorption by tropical soils / Wanderley José de Melo -- 6. Sorption of heavy metals in tropical soils / Estêvão Vicari Mellis [and others] -- 7. Influence of selenium speciation and fractionation on its mobility in soils / Isabelle Le Hécho [and others] -- 8. Transport parameters and sorption-desorption of Zn and Cu in soddy soils of the Upper Volga / Natalia Barsova and Galina Motuzova -- 9. Sorption and desorption of heavy metals in low-activity clays under coffee tracts of South India / Maria Violet D'Souza and S.M. Prasanna -- 10. Non-point source of alkaline earth elements contamination in agricultural watersheds / Moustafa Ali Elrashidi -- 11. Release rates of solutes from phosphatic shales in southeast Idaho, USA / Michael C. Amacher and Lisa L. Stillings -- 12. Arsenic and cadmium solubilization and immobilization in paddy soils in response to alternate submergence and drainage / Ken Nakamura and Hidetaka Katou.
Summary Bringing new understanding to heavy metals sorption and transport in soils and aquifers, this text explores sorption and mobility of single versus multiple heavy metals species in the vadose zone. Most reported incidents of soil contamination include an array of heavy metals species rather than a single ion. The various interactions in these multicomponent or multiple-ion systems significantly impact the fate and transport of heavy metals, and competition for sorption sites on soil matrix surfaces is a common phenomenon. Because of this, considering competitive sorption is an important part of predicting contaminant transport. Competitive Sorption and Transport of Heavy Metals in Soils and Geological Media gives you the information needed to understand heavy metals' sorption and transport in the vadose zone and aquifers. The book brings together state-of-the art research on the competitive sorption and mobility of single versus multiple heavy metal species. It also relates the transport mechanisms to the processes that govern sorption mechanisms. The work offers new experimental evidence on the fate of multiple heavy metals in soil columns and new field results on how multiple ions influence the mobility of metals in the soil profile under water-unsaturated flow. Emphasizing modeling approaches, the book begins with an overview of the competitive behavior of heavy metals. It then takes a closer look at various heavy metals, discussing their behavior in tropical soils, speciation and fractionation, accumulation, migration, competitive retention, and the contamination of water resources at the watershed scale. The book also presents extensive data on phosphate, a commonly used fertilizer, and its role in facilitating the release of trace elements. The final chapter looks at the effect of waterlogged conditions on arsenic and cadmium solubilization. Edited by an internationally recognized researcher and featuring expert contributors, this comprehensive work addresses the complex physical and chemical phenomena of sorption mechanisms. Presenting the latest research, it helps you to better predict the potential mobility of multiple heavy metals in soils.
Other Author Selim, H. Magdi (Hussein Magdi), 1944-
Other Title Print version: Competitive sorption and transport of heavy metals in soils and geological media. Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2013 9781439880142