Written by a multidisciplinary group of scientists from around the globe Environmental Restoration of Metals-Contaminated Soils provides a summary of the current environmental remediation technology.
Topics include:

  • Physical-Chemical processes for in situ remediation by adding amendments for stabilization
  • The mechanics of metal retention and release from soils
  • Chemical remediation method for soil contaminated with CD and Pb
  • The effect of soil pH on the distribution of metals among soil fractions
  • Physical and electrical separation methods for soil remediation
  • Relationship between the phytoavailability and the extractability of heavy metals
  • An overview on environmental restoration of Se-contaminated soils
  • Trace elements in the soil-plant system under tropical environment
  • The process of metal removal by chelation using amino acids
  • The effects of natural zeolelite and bentonite on the phytoavailability of heavy metals
  • Metal uptake by agricultural crops from sewage-sludge treated soils
    In many cases an integrated approach to the remediation of metals contaminated soil yields the best results. Environmental Restoration of Metals-Contaminated Soils explores the emerging issues of the biogeochemistry of trace elements in the environment and provides an approach combining elements from biology, geochemistry, hydrology, and soil physics and chemistry.
  • Physical Chemical Methods and Processes. Physical Chemical Approach to Assess the Effectiveness of Several Amendments Used for In Situ Remediation of Trace Metals Contaminated Soils by Adding Solid Phases. Remediation of Metal- and Radionuclide-Contaminated Soils by In Situ Stabilization Techniques. Immobilization of Lead by In Situ Formation of Lead Phosphates in Soil. Determinants of Metal Retention to and Release Soils. Chemical Remediation Techniques for the Soils Contaminated with Cadmium and Lead in Taiwan. Effect of Soil pH on the Distribution of Heavy Metals Among Soil Fractions. Physical Separation of Metal-Contaminated Soils. Heavy Metals Extraction by Electric Fields. Biological Methods and Processes. The Relationships Between the Phytoavailability and the Extractability of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Soils. Restoration of Selenium-Contaminated Soils. Trace Metals in Soil-Plant Systems Under Tropical Environment. Polyamino Acid Chelation for Metal Remediation. Effects of Natural Zeolite and Bentonite on the Phytoavailability of Heavy Metals in Chicory. Heavy Metal Uptake by Agricultural Crops From Sewage-Treated Soils of the Upper Swiss Rhine Valley and the Effect of Time.