Impacts of Selenium on the Biogeochemical Cycles of Mercury in Terrestrial Ecosystems in Mercury Mining Areas

  • Hua Zhang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

  3. Biogeochemical Cycles of Mercury and Selenium and Their Interactions in River System

  4. Biogeochemical Cycles of Mercury and Selenium and Their Interactions in Soil-Rice System

  5. Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Mercury and Selenium

  6. Conclusions and Prospect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Hua Zhang
      Pages 189-192

About this book


From a new perspective, namely focusing on the interaction of selenium and mercury, this thesis provides new insights into traditional research on biogeochemical cycles of mercury in soil-plant interaction and associated human exposure and risks. The subject of this thesis is both valuable and timely, providing essential information not only on selenium-mercury interaction in the soil-plant system but also on how to assess the combined benefits and risk of co-exposure to mercury and selenium. This work also sheds light on future aspects regarding prevention, remediation and risk management for environmental mercury contamination. Presenting high-quality papers published in leading international SCI journals such as Environmental Health Perspectives and Environmental Science & Technology and having been recognized with the Special Award of Presidential Scholarship Award and Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), this thesis offers a valuable resource for scientific communities, policy-makers and non-experts who are interested in this field.
Dr. Hua Zhang works at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Oslo, Norway.


Antagonism Eeffect Co-exposure and Health Risk Environmental Mercury/Selenium Pollution Fish/rice Consumption Mercury Mining And smelting Selenium-mercury Interaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Hua Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Water ResearchOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54918-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54919-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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