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About this book
Metal contamination is an increasing ecological and eco-toxicological risk. Understanding the processes involved in metal mobilization, sorption and mineralization in soils are key features for soil bioremediation.
Following an introduction to the physical, chemical and biological components of contaminated soils, various chapters address the interactions of soil, microorganisms, plants and the water phase necessary to transfer metals into biological systems. These include topics such as potential hazards at mining sites; rare earth elements in biotic and abiotic acidic systems; manganese redox reactions; biomineralisation, uranium in seepage water; metal-resistant streptomycetes; mycorrhiza in re-forestation; metal (hyper)accummulation in plants; microbial metal uptake; and their potential for bioremediation.
This book will be of interest to soil biologists, geologists and chemists, researchers and graduate students, as well as consulting companies and small enterprises involved in bioremediation.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Bio-Geo Interactions in Metal-Contaminated Soils
- Series Title Soil Biology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23327-2
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-23326-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42735-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-642-23327-2
- Series ISSN 1613-3382
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 426
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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