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Principles of Environmental Geochemistry

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Environmental geochemistry is concerned with the sources, distribution and interactions of chemical elements in the rock-soil-water-air-plant- animal-human systems. The primary source of elements are igneous rocks of which silicates and aluminosilicates are the dominant compounds. Trace elements commonly occur in accessory minerals but may be incorporated into the crystal lattices of silicates according to their valence and atomic radii. Sedimentary rocks are redeposited as a result of erosion and chemical alteration of pre-existing rocks. They comprise coarse and fine grained sediments, secondary phases such as clay minerals, and Fe and Mn oxides, and precipitates such as limestone.

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  • Total Dissolve Solid
  • Igneous Rock
  • Black Shale
  • Stream Sediment
  • Soft Water

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Bowie, S.H.U., Thornton, I. (1985). Principles of Environmental Geochemistry. In: Bowie, S.H.U., Thornton, I. (eds) Environmental Geochemistry and Health. The GeoJournal Library, vol 2. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5265-2_2

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