Environmental Soil Chemistry, Second Edition by Donald L. Sparks

By Donald L. Sparks

Environmental Soil Chemistry illustrates basic ideas of soil chemistry with recognize to environmental reactions among soils and different common fabrics and heavy metals, insecticides, business contaminants, acid rain, and salts. well timed and complete discussions of functions to real-world environmental issues are a valuable concentration of this proven text.

  • Provides scholars with either sound modern education within the fundamentals of soil chemistry and functions to real-world environmental concerns
  • Timely and finished dialogue of vital innovations together with: sorption/desorption, oxidation-reduction of metals and organics, and results of acidic deposition and salinity on contaminant reacions
  • Boxed sections concentrate on pattern difficulties and reasons of keywords and parameters
  • Extensive tables on elemental composition of soils, rocks and sediments, pesticide periods, inorganic minerals, and strategies of decontaminating soils
  • Clearly written for all scholars and execs in environmental technological know-how and environmental engineering in addition to soil science

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Applications of X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy to soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58, 1585–1595. Hassett, J. , and Banwart, W. L. (1992). ” Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Hochella, M. , Jr. (1990). Atomic structure, microtopography, composition, and reactivity of mineral surfaces. In “Mineral–Water Interface Geochemistry” (M. F. , and A. F. ), Rev. in Mineralogy 23, pp. 87–132. Mineral. Soc. , Washington, DC. Hochella, M. , Rakovan, J. , Rosso, K. , Bickmore, B. , and Rufe, E. (1998).

1995). XAS experiments can be conducted in several modes that differ in the type of detected particle: transmission (X-rays transmitted through the sample), fluorescence (fluorescent X-rays emitted due to absorption of the incident X-ray beam), or electron-yield (emitted photons). In a transmission experiment, the incident (I0) and transmitted (I1) X-ray intensities are recorded as a function of increasing incident X-ray energy (E) to yield an absorption spectrum, which is plotted as ln (I0/I1) vs E (in eV) (Fig.

Washington, DC. O’Day, P. A. (1999). Molecular environmental geochemistry. Rev. Geophys. 37, 249–274. Sawhney, B. , Eds. (1989). “Reactions and Movement of Organic Chemicals in Soils,” SSSA Spec. Publ. 22. Soil Sci. Soc. , Madison, WI. Schulze, D. , and Bertsch, P. M. (1999). Overview of synchrotron X-ray sources and synchrotron X-rays. In “Synchrotron X-ray Methods in Clay Science” (D. G. Schulze, J. W. Stucki, and P. M. ), pp. 1–18. , Boulder, CO. Sparks, D. L. (1993). Soil decontamination.

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