Environmental Monitoring and Biodiagnostics of Hazardous Contaminants

  • Michael Healy
  • Donald L. Wise
  • Murray Moo-Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Vasu D. Appanna, Emmanuel Pankar, Robert Hamel
    Pages 1-9
  3. C. W. Cheung, G. McKay, J. F. Porter
    Pages 11-26
  4. Kevin A. Gallagher, S. J. Allen, M. G. Healy
    Pages 71-78
  5. Haoran Jian, Wung-Wai Tso, Man-Yin Wong Tso, Xuesong Zhang, Meiying Xu, Suier Deng et al.
    Pages 97-104
  6. Albert L. Juhasz, Ravendra Naidu
    Pages 105-115
  7. H. Ohtake, A. Kuroda, M. Chandrasekaran, H. Wu, S. Tanaka, T. Morohoshi et al.
    Pages 181-196
  8. J. A. Pascual, T. Hernandez, C. Garcia, J. Lynch
    Pages 213-225
  9. M. Petre, G. Zarnea, P. Adrian, E. Gheorghiu, M. Sularia
    Pages 227-241

About this book

Introduction

In recent years public awareness of the long term toxic affects heavy metal ions in waters and wastewaters has increased significantly. Environmental agencies have been imposing more and more stringent discharge limits on industries involved in processes using metal ions. Numerous industries produce aqueous effluents con­ taining metal ions and particularly copper and cadmium. Copper sulfate is used on a large scale in the electroplating industries. In addition, copper salts are used as fungicides, timber preservatives, insecticides, paint corrosion inhibitors and in dyestuffs. Cadmium is used in the manufacture of nickel-cadmium batteries, as a corrosion inhibitor and control rods in the nuclear industry. The European Com­ munity has listed cadmium as one of the most dangerous metal due to its toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation in List 1 of its Directive 76/464/EEC. Therefore, it is important that methods for the removal of these metal ions are found and that the mechanism of removal is characterized and understood. A number of adsorb­ ents have been identified which are capable of removing copper (Panday et aI. , 1985; Ho et aI. , 1996; Low and Lee, 1987; Low et aI. , 1993; Quek et aI. , 1998) and cadmium (Battacharya and Venkobachar, 1984; Namasivayam and Ranganathan, 1995; Periasamy and Namasivayam, 1994) from aqueous solutions. Sorption kin­ etic models have been proposed for some systems.

Keywords

Bioremediation Fermentation Mol Phosphor Sequencing Batch Reactor biotechnology environment genetics management microorganism model quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Healy
    • 1
  • Donald L. Wise
    • 2
  • Murray Moo-Young
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1445-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5674-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1445-7
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