Biogeodynamics of Pollutants in Soils and Sediments

Risk Assessment of Delayed and Non-Linear Responses

  • Wim Salomons
  • William M. Stigliani

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. P. Doelman
    Pages 31-52
  3. A. C. M. Bourg, J. P. G. Loch
    Pages 87-102
  4. G. Kuhnt
    Pages 123-133
  5. C. A. M. van Gestel, M. C. J. Rademaker, N. M. van Straalen
    Pages 171-192
  6. L. D. Lacerda, O. Malm, J. R. D. Guimarães, W. Salomons, R. D. Wilken
    Pages 213-245
  7. H. Eijsackers
    Pages 309-329
  8. William M. Stigliani
    Pages 331-343
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About this book


In the USA, Western and Central Europe, there are many large-scale polluted sites that are too large to be cleaned up economically with available technologies. The pollution is caused by mining activities, smelters and other heavy industries, not only to soils, but also to sediments in waterways and reservoirs. New sites are also being created with little concern for environmental protection. Since these areas are expected to remain polluted for many years, it is necessary to take a long-term view to insure that the capacity to retain the contaminants is not diminished and to understand the potential for large-scale contaminant mobilization at these sites triggered by changing environmental conditions. Therefore, the soil-sediment system as a dynamic entity can be described as biogeodynamics, since a full understanding of long-term changes requires the combination of the "geo" and "bio" sciences. This book provides information for predicting long-term changes and making risk assessments and describes the approach of geochemical engineering to handling large-scale polluted sites.


Acidification Biogeodynamics Contaminants Heavy Metals Metal Toxicity Pesticides Pollutants Reservoir Risk Assessment Sediments Soils

Editors and affiliations

  • Wim Salomons
    • 1
    • 2
  • William M. Stigliani
    • 3
  1. 1.GKSS Research CenterGeesthachtGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO)HarenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE)University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79420-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79418-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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