Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment

  • Baohua Gu
  • John D. Coates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. S. E. Cunniff, R. J. Cramer, H. E. Maupin
    Pages 1-15
  3. Gilbert M. Brown, Baohua Gu
    Pages 17-47
  4. W. Andrew Jackson, Todd Anderson, Greg Harvey, Greta Orris, Srinath Rajagopalan, Namgoo Kang
    Pages 49-69
  5. Carol Aziz, Robert Borch, Paul Nicholson, Evan Cox
    Pages 71-91
  6. Neil C. Sturchio, J. K. Böhlke, Baohua Gu, Juske Horita, Gilbert M. Brown, Abelardo D. Beloso Jr. et al.
    Pages 93-109
  7. Pamela A. Mosier-Boss
    Pages 111-152
  8. David R. Mattie, Joan Strawson, Jay Zhao
    Pages 169-196
  9. Benjamin C. Blount, Liza Valentín-Blasini
    Pages 197-207
  10. John D. Coates, Laurie A. Achenbach
    Pages 279-295
  11. Laurie A. Achenbach, Kelly S. Bender, Yvonne Sun, John D. Coates
    Pages 297-310
  12. P. B. Hatzinger, J. Diebold, C. A. Yates, R. J. Cramer
    Pages 311-341
  13. Robert Parette, Fred S. Cannon
    Pages 343-372
  14. Baohua Gu, Peter V. Bonnesen, Frederick V. Sloop, Gilbert M. Brown
    Pages 373-387
  15. Ping Zhou, Gilbert M. Brown, Baohua Gu
    Pages 389-404
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 405-411

About this book


Perchlorate anion is a widespread, environmentally persistent contaminant recently discovered in U.S. groundwater and drinking water supplies that affect tens of millions of people. This book will summarize the most current knowledge and understandings of the extent of perchlorate contamination, chemical behavior, and recent development in innovative remediation technologies for perchlorate in the environment. Additionally, its natural occurrence and its unique isotopic signature (between natural and anthropogenic sources) and novel detection techniques are provided. The book is intended to provide the most comprehensive reference for environmental professionals, decision makers, geoscientists, university students and professors, and the general public.

This book will provide a detailed description of the perchlorate chemistry and recent advances in innovative remediation technologies for perchlorate contamination and their pros and cons. Additionally, it will be the first book to describe the natural occurrence of perchlorate and its unique isotopic signatures for environmental forensics and its detection in the environment, particularly the real-time analysis using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.


Groundwater assessment biochemistry biology development microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Baohua Gu
    • 1
  • John D. Coates
    • 2
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeley

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