Contaminants and the Soil Environment in the Australasia-Pacific Region

Proceedings of the First Australasia-Pacific Conference on Contaminants and Soil Environment in the Australasia-Pacific Region, held in Adelaide, Australia, 18–23 February 1996

  • R. Naidu
  • R. S. Kookana
  • D. P. Oliver
  • S. Rogers
  • M. J. McLaughlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. R. E. White, A. N. Sharpley
    Pages 29-67
  3. Philip A. Helmke, Ravendra Naidu
    Pages 69-93
  4. Mark L. Brusseau, Rai S. Kookana
    Pages 95-124
  5. M. E. Sumner, M. J. McLaughlin
    Pages 125-181
  6. R. G. McLaren, C. J. Smith
    Pages 183-212
  7. Graham F. Taylor
    Pages 213-266
  8. F. Barzi, R. Naidu, M. J. McLaughlin
    Pages 451-484
  9. G. L. Ji, T. R. Yu
    Pages 485-499
  10. M. H. Wong, J. W. C. Wong, T. B. Chen
    Pages 501-511
  11. R. Prasad
    Pages 513-542
  12. Y. M. Khanif, S. Salmijah
    Pages 563-578
  13. A. H. C. Roberts, K. C. Cameron, N. S. Bolan, H. K. Ellis, S. Hunt
    Pages 579-628
  14. Z. Hussain, M. R. Chaudhry, F. A. Zuberi, Q. Hussain, M. Sharif
    Pages 629-646
  15. K. Singh, M. P. Levett, R. Kumar
    Pages 647-657
  16. R. J. Morrison, P. Gangaiya, K. Koshy
    Pages 659-675
  17. A. M. Mubarak, G. K. Manuweera, R. Senviratne
    Pages 677-690
  18. Z. S. Chen, D. Y. Lee, C. F. Lin, S. L. Lo, Y. P. Wang
    Pages 691-709
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 711-717

About this book


The Australasia-Pacific Region supports approximately 50% of the world's population. The last half-century has witnessed a rapid increase in the regional population, agricultural productivity, industrial activities and trade within the region. Both the demand for increased food production and the desire to improve the economic conditions have affected regional environmental quality. This volume presents an overview of the fate of contaminants in the soil environment; current soil management factors used to control contaminant impacts, issues related to sludge and effluent disposals in the soil environment; legal, health and social impacts of contaminated land, remediation approaches and strategies to manage contaminated land, some of the problems associated with environmental degradation in the Australasia-Pacific Region and steps that we need to take to safeguard our environment.


contaminants environment food health remediation soil transport

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Naidu
    • 1
  • R. S. Kookana
    • 1
  • D. P. Oliver
    • 1
  • S. Rogers
    • 2
  • M. J. McLaughlin
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Division of Soils and CRC for Soil and Land ManagementAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.CRC for Soil and Land Management and Dept. of Soil Sciences, Waite Agricultural Research InstituteUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7226-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1626-5
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