Environmental Remediation Technologies for Metal-Contaminated Soils

  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman
  • Mohammad Azizur Rahman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. S. M. Sharifuzzaman, Hafizur Rahman, S. M. Ashekuzzaman, Mohammad Mahmudul Islam, Sayedur Rahman Chowdhury, M. Shahadat Hossain
    Pages 21-42
  3. S. Mizutani, M. Ikegami, H. Sakanakura, Y. Kanjo
    Pages 67-97
  4. Ismail M. M. Rahman, Zinnat A. Begum, Hikaru Sawai
    Pages 125-146
  5. Masamoto Tafu, Atsushi Manaka
    Pages 147-159
  6. M. Azizur Rahman, Suzie M. Reichman, Luigi De Filippis, Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Pages 161-195
  7. Zinnat A. Begum, Ismail M. M. Rahman, Hikaru Sawai, Hiroshi Hasegawa
    Pages 197-218
  8. Mohammad Mahbub Rabbani, Imteaz Ahmed, Soo-Jin Park
    Pages 219-229

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive and detailed description of remediation techniques for metal-contaminated soils derived from both natural processes and anthropogenic activities. Using a methodical, step-by-step presentation, the book starts by overviewing the origin of toxicants and the correlated comparative extent of contamination to the environment. The legal provisions as proposed or applied in different countries are then discussed to explain the global regulatory situation regarding soil contamination and the extent of consequent concern. The core part of this publication describes the major techniques for in situ or ex situ treatment of the contaminated soil to meet the regulatory limits. Finally, risk evaluation is incorporated, giving special attention to possible impacts during or after implementation of the remediation strategies.

The intrusion of metals in soils mostly occurs from various anthropogenic activities, e.g., agricultural practices, industrial activities, and municipal waste disposal. The volumes of metal-contaminated soil are becoming greater than before and are ever-increasing due to rapid urbanization, intensified industrialization, and/or population booms in certain parts of the world. Hence, the options previously proposed, such as isolation of the contaminated site or movement of the contaminated mass to a secure disposal site after excavation, are becoming unsuitable from the economic point of view, and instead, decontamination alternatives are preferred. This book will help readers such as scientists and regulators to understand the details of the remediation techniques available to deal with the soils contaminated by toxic metals.


Ex-situ treatment Green technologies Legislative measures Risk evaluation Soil remediation Toxic metals

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman
    • 2
  • Mohammad Azizur Rahman
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Science and EngineeringKanazawa UniversityKakuma, KanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied and Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh
  3. 3.School of the EnvironmentUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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