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Contaminant Geochemistry

Interactions and Transport in the Subsurface Environment

  • Brian Berkowitz
  • Ishai Dror
  • Bruno Yaron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Geochemistry Revisited: Selected Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 3-28
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 29-50
  3. Properties of Potential Contaminants: Environmental and Health Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 53-77
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 79-104
  4. Contaminant Partitioning in the Subsurface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-106
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 107-146
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 147-162
    4. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 163-170
    5. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 171-243
  5. Contaminant Transport from Land Surface to Groundwater

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 247-253
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 255-266
    4. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 267-284
    5. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 285-345
  6. Transformations and Reactions of Contaminants in the Subsurface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-348
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 349-371
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 373-380
    4. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 381-395
    5. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 397-454
  7. Contaminant Induced Irreversible Changes in the Soil–Subsurface Regime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-456
    2. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 457-500
    3. Brian Berkowitz, Ishai Dror, Bruno Yaron
      Pages 501-569
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 571-577

About this book

Introduction

In this updated and expanded second edition, new literature has been added on contaminant fate in the soil-subsurface environment. In particular, more data on the behavior of inorganic contaminants and on engineered nanomaterials were included, the latter comprising a group of “emerging contaminants” that may reach the soil and subsurface zones.

New chapters are devoted to a new perspective of contaminant geochemistry, namely irreversible changes in pristine land and subsurface systems following chemical contamination. Two chapters were added on this topic, focusing attention on the impact of chemical contaminants on the matrix and properties of both liquid and solid phases of soil and subsurface domains. Contaminant impacts on irreversible changes occurring in groundwater are discussed and their irreversible changes on the porous medium solid phase are surveyed. In contrast to the geological time scale controlling natural changes of porous media liquid and solid phases, the time scale associated with chemical pollutant induced changes is far shorter and extends over a “human lifetime scale”.

Keywords

Contaminant impacts Reactive Contaminants Abiotic soil-subsurface nanomaterial

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Berkowitz
    • 1
  • Ishai Dror
    • 2
  • Bruno Yaron
    • 3
  1. 1.Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of Science Dept. Environmental Sciences andRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of Science Dept. Environmental Sciences andRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Energy ResearchWeizmann Institute of Science Dept. Environmental Sciences andRehovotIsrael

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