Soil-Subsurface Change

Chemical Pollutant Impacts

  • Bruno Yaron
  • Ishai Dror
  • Brian Berkowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bruno Yaron, Ishai Dror, Brian Berkowitz
    Pages 11-38
  3. Bruno Yaron, Ishai Dror, Brian Berkowitz
    Pages 39-74
  4. Bruno Yaron, Ishai Dror, Brian Berkowitz
    Pages 75-111
  5. Bruno Yaron, Ishai Dror, Brian Berkowitz
    Pages 177-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book

Introduction

This book combines soil science, earth science, and environmental geochemistry, providing comprehensive background information for specialists interested in chemical-induced changes in the soil-subsurface system. Readers are introduced to the chemistry of contaminants that often disturb the natural soil-subsurface equilibrium as a result of human activity. While the soil-subsurface system has in many cases been affected by human impact, the effects of chemical contaminants on the actual matrix and properties have been largely neglected. The major focus of the book is on changes to the soil-subsurface matrix and properties caused by chemical pollution. By integrating results available in the literature, we observe that chemical pollutants may lead to the irreversible formation of a new soil-subsurface regime characterized by a matrix and properties different than those of the natural regime. In contrast to the geological time scales dictating natural changes to the matrix and properties of the soil-subsurface system, the time scale associated with chemical pollutant-induced changes is far shorter and extends over a “human lifetime scale.” The numerous examples presented in the book confirm that chemical contamination should be considered as an additional factor in the formation of a contemporary soil-subsurface regime that is different than that of the pristine system.

Keywords

soil solid and liquid phase changes subsurface environment toxic chemicals

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruno Yaron
    • 1
  • Ishai Dror
    • 2
  • Brian Berkowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Environmental Sciences and, Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Dept. Environmental Sciences and, Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Dept. Environmental Sciences and, Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24387-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24386-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24387-5
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