Effects of Mineral Elements on the Environment

Edited by
August 2021
132 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1788-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-1787-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Effects of Mineral Elements on the Environment that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Medical mineralogy and geochemistry constitute an important field, yet little attention has been paid to it by scientists, administrators, or the public. The aims of this book are: (a) to focus on a selection of current challenges and research opportunities and (b) to encourage knowledge transfer between geochemists and mineralogists whose work concerns medical problems and medical scientists who study problems surrounding biominerals and geomaterials. This book covers a variety of novel approaches, tools and techniques, and scenarios of contamination in water and wastewater, and is a key resource for policymakers and environmental scientists working hard to address environmental pollutants. The key features are: state-of-the-art techniques for the assessment and remediation of heavy metals, presenting the interdisciplinary impacts of heavy metals, including those on human health, ecosystems and water quality, and including various contamination indices, such as contamination factor, geoaccumulation index, enrichment factor, pollution index and ecological risk index.
  • Hardback
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© 2022 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
phosphorus; adsorption; steel slag; fly ash; activated clay; reactor; Ramganga River; turbidity; Landsat 8 SR; water quality; Ganges River; fluoride; groundwater; Sustainable Development Goal 6; water quality; rural community water supply; weathered basement aquifer; hydrogeology; policy change; risk; heavy metal; human health; pollution indices; soil; plant diseases; nanoparticles; diseases; biotic stress; management; silver nanoparticles; zinc nanoparticles; calcium carbonate nanoparticles; calcium oxide nanoparticles; incense sticks ash; fly ash; sludge; eggshell; terrestrial environment; radiocesium; cesium-137; radioactive contamination; cancer risk; radionuclide; nuclear accident; nominal risk; decision making

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