Toxic Organic Chemicals in Porous Media

  • Zev Gerstl
  • Y. Chen
  • U. Mingelgrin
  • Bruno Yaron
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Overview of the Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. A. S. Perry, L. Muszkat, R. Y. Perry
      Pages 16-33
  3. Physicochemical and Biological Interactions with Porous Media

  4. Pesticides in Porous Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. P. S. C. Rao, L. S. Lee, P. Nkedi-Kizza, S. H. Yalkowsky
      Pages 176-192
    3. J. Katan, N. Aharonson
      Pages 193-207
  5. Petroleum Hydrocarbons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-210
    2. H. Rubin, E. Mechrez
      Pages 231-250
    3. T. Höpner, H. Harder, K. Kiesewetter, U. Dalyan, I. Kutsche-Schmietenknop, B. Teigelkamp
      Pages 251-271
  6. Restoration of the Unsaturated Zone and Groundwater

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 335-343

About these proceedings


In March, 1983 a workshop on Pollutants in Porous Media was hosted by the Institute of Soils and Water of the Agricultural Research Organi­ zation in Bet Dagan, Israel. At this workshop, the unsaturated zone be­ tween the soil surface and groundwater was the focal point of discus­ sions for scientists from various disciplines such as soil chemists, physicists, biologists and environmental engineers. Since then, the prob­ lem of soil and water pollution has only worsened as more and more cases of pollution caused by human activities including agriculture and industry have been revealed. A great deal of work has been carried out by environmental scientists since 1983 in elucidating the behavior of the many classes of pollutants and the complex physical, chemical, and bio­ logical transformations which they undergo as they move through the soil to the vadose zone and, in many cases, the groundwater. In light of this, it was felt that another meeting of specialists from the many disciplines which deal with this subject was necessary and so a Second International Workshop on the Behavior of Pollutants in Porous Media, sponsored by IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and IAHS (the International Association of Hydrological Sciences), was organized and held in the Institute of Soils and Water of the Agricultural Research Organization in Bet Dagan, Israel during 1987. June, The present volume is a selection of the talks presented at this second workshop and deals only with toxic organic chemicals in porous media.


agriculture chemistry environment groundwater pollutants pollution soil water

Editors and affiliations

  • Zev Gerstl
    • 1
  • Y. Chen
    • 2
  • U. Mingelgrin
    • 1
  • Bruno Yaron
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Soils and WaterThe Volcani Center, AROBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Dept. of Soils and Water SciencesFaculty of AgricultureRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74470-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74468-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors