Environmental Geochemistry

Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, Volume 9

Edited by

  • B. Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Volume 9 focuses on natural and anthropogenic environmental contaminants and their implications for human health and the environment. Environmental impacts on soils, groundwater, freshwater, the oceans and atmosphere are examined in the context of both inorganic geochemistry (metals, metalloids, radioactive compounds, mineral dusts, dissolved salts, acidification) and organic geochemistry (halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, fuel oxygenates, pesticides, nutrients). Issues of risk, toxicity and exposure assessment; contaminant fate and transport; remediation and disposal; and source identification are examined in this context.

Reprinted individual volume from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry, (10 Volume Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, published in 2003)

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Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in geochemistry, ecology, earth, and soil sciences, especially those with interest in global change or environmental chemistry.


Book information

  • Published: April 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044643-1


"The book, like the others within The Treatise, is an indispensable reference for academics and environamental managers and regulators." -J. Albaiges, in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2005 "The authors...should also be commended for coming through with accessible, yet comprehensive and cutting-edge treatments of their topics. ...I highly recommend Environmental Geochemistry...for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals." -Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University for Elements, June 2006

Table of Contents

1. Risk, toxicity and exposure assessment (R.J. Watts). 2. The metalloids - arsenic and selenium (J.A. Plant, F.M. Fordyce, D.G. Kinniburgh, P.L. Smedley). 3. Heavy metals in the environment (E. Callender). 4. Geochemistry of Hg in the environment (W.F. Fitzgerald, C.H. Lamborg). 5. Acid mine drainage (D.W. Blowes). 6. Geochemistry of radioactive environmental contamination (M.D. Siegel, C. Bryan). 7. Geochemistry of industrial mineral hazards (G.S. Plumlee). 8. Nutrients and eutrophication. 9. Salinization (A. Vengosh). 10. Acid deposition and acidification (S.A. Norton, J. Veselý). 11. Photochemical smog and tropospheric ozone (S. Sillman, V. O'Malley). 12. Hydrocarbon fuels and fuel oxygenates (I.M. Cozzarelli, A.L. Baehr). 13. Non-halogenated hydrocarbons and other petroleum distillates (T.A. Abrajano). 14. Halogenated hydrocarbons (P. Adriaens). 15. Pesticides (J.E. Barbash). 16. The geochemistry of waste disposal facilities (P.L. Bjerg, T.H. Christensen, H.-J. Albrechtsen, I.M. Cozzarelli). 17. Geochemical fingerprint (S.A. Macko).