Anthropogenic Platinum-Group Element Emissions

Their Impact on Man and Environment

  • Fathi Zereini
  • Friedrich Alt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Sources of PGE emissions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. A. Palacios, M. Moldovan, M. M. Gómez
      Pages 3-14
    3. E. Helmers, K. Kümmerer
      Pages 15-24
  3. Occurrence, geochemical behaviour and fate in the environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. J.-D. Eckhardt, J. Schäfer, H. Puchelt, D. Stüben
      Pages 47-55
    3. E. J. Hutchinson, M. E. Farago, P. R. Simpson
      Pages 57-64
    4. C. Dietl, D. Laschka, M. Wäber, L. Peichl
      Pages 65-71
    5. H.-J. Ballach, F. Alt, J. Messerschmidt, R. Wittig
      Pages 105-114
  4. Analytical methods for PGE in the environment

  5. Bioavailability and biomonitoring of PGE

  6. Health risk potential of PGE

  7. Car exhaust catalysts: pollutant reduction and emission balance

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


Since the implementation of catalysts containing platinum-group-elements (PGE) for the control of vehicle emissions in 1975, a controversial discussion has begun on PGE emissions and eventual consequences for the environment. However, a comprehensive overview of the various works and results in different scientific areas is still lacking.
This book covers, for the first time, all aspects of anthropogenic PGE emissions and their consequences for man and environment. The interdisciplinary approach is substantiated by contributions from the fields of environmental geosciences, analytical chemistry, biology and occupational medicine. The articles mirror the actual status of scientific work and discuss environmentally related topics.
Modern analytical methods for various environmental matrices as well as models of the current and future geochemical behaviour of PGE in the environment are presented. Bioavailability and toxicological and allergic potentials are discussed.
The book aims at the broad community inside the environmentally related sciences (geosciences, chemistry, biology, medicine). Students, scientists and practitioners will have a comprehensive overview of this fast growing field of science.


Analytical Chemistry Biologie Medizin Umweltwissenschaften alloy biology biomonitoring ecology environmental sciences medicine Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Fathi Zereini
    • 1
  • Friedrich Alt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of MineralogyUniversity of FrankurtFrankfurg a. M.Germany
  2. 2.Institute of Spectrochemistry and Applied SpectroscopyDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64080-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59678-0
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