Properties and Behavior of Selected Inorganic and Organometallic Contaminants

  • Bruno Yaron
  • Ishai Dror
  • Brian Berkowitz


We discuss the potential sources, properties, and chemistry of several major groups of contaminants found in the soil–subsurface environment. Usually, the release of contaminants to the environment originates from anthropogenic processes. Even when the contaminants are naturally occurring species, human intervention or changes in natural conditions are often involved in the development of pollution. Furthermore, many contaminants are relatively persistent and may, therefore, be found in the soil–subsurface environment long after their actual release.


Petroleum Hydrocarbon Nickel Sulfide Brominate Flame Retardant Chromated Copper Arsenate Hazardous Waste Site 
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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