Chemical Elements in the Environment

Factsheets for the Geochemist and Environmental Scientist

  • Clemens Reimann
  • Patrice de Caritat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Clemens Reimann, Patrice de Caritat
    Pages 1-3
  3. Clemens Reimann, Patrice de Caritat
    Pages 5-9
  4. Clemens Reimann, Patrice de Caritat
    Pages 11-16
  5. Clemens Reimann, Patrice de Caritat
    Pages 17-21
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 23-398

About this book


How large is the natural variation in concentration of the various elements in different media? How do the oft-cited "World average concentrations" in different media compare with actual analytical data? How low a detection limit do I need to attain if I want to analyse for an element in soils, sediments, water or plants? All these questions and many more can be answered by using this unique reference book. It collates data on the most important properties and uses of all naturally occurring chemical elements. It combines these with data obtained from actual analyses of different sample media (soil, stream sediment, stream water, ground water, plants, human body fluids). This combination of facts and actual data makes this book suitable for learning and teaching applied geochemistry as well.


Geochemie Geoökologie Umweltwissenschaften chemical data sets chemische Datensammlung environmental sciences geochemistry geoecology

Authors and affiliations

  • Clemens Reimann
    • 1
  • Patrice de Caritat
    • 2
  1. 1.Section for Geochemistry HydrogeologyGeological Survey of NorwayTrodheimNorway
  2. 2.Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Evolution and Mineral ExplorationAustralian Geological Survey OrganisationCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72018-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72016-1
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