Soil and Water Pollution Monitoring, Protection and Remediation

  • Irena Twardowska
  • Herbert E. Allen
  • Max M. Häggblom
  • Sebastian Stefaniak
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Introduction: Spread and Distribution of Hazardous Chemicals in Soils and Water - A Global Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Mohamed Tawfic Ahmed
      Pages 25-38
  3. Fate and Behavior of Anthropogenic Pollutants in Soils and Water

  4. Advances in Chemical and Biological Techniques for Environmental Monitoring and Predicting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Luigi Campanella, Cecilia Costanza
      Pages 117-130
    3. Guenther Proll, Jens Tschmelak, Joachim Kaiser, Peter Kraemmer, Frank Sacher, Jan Stien et al.
      Pages 131-145
    4. Agata Kot-Wasik, Jacek Namieśnik
      Pages 161-174
    5. Anna G. Mignani, Andrea A. Mencaglia, Leonardo Ciaccheri
      Pages 175-186
    6. Hao Zhang, William Davison
      Pages 187-197
    7. Jaroslaw Kania, Kazimierz Rozanski, Stanislaw Witczak, Andrzej Zuber
      Pages 199-208
  5. Novel Physico-Chemical Techniques of Soil and Water Protection and Remediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Irena Twardowska, Joanna Kyziol, Yoram Avnimelech, Sebastian Stefaniak, Krystyna Janta-Koszuta
      Pages 231-247
    3. Irina V. Perminova, Natalia A. Kulikova, Denis M. Zhilin, Natalia Yu. Grechischeva, Dmitrii V. Kovalevskii, Galina F. Lebedeva et al.
      Pages 249-273
    4. Yona Chen, Pearly Gat, Fritz H. Frimmel, Gudrun Abbt-Braun
      Pages 275-297
    5. Piotr Skłodowski, Alina Maciejewska, Jolanta Kwiatkowska
      Pages 299-307
    6. Galina K. Vasilyeva, Elena R. Strijakova, Patrick J. Shea
      Pages 309-322
    7. Natalia I. Chubar, Valentyn A. Kanibolotskyy, Volodymyr V. Strelko, Volodymyr S. Kouts, Tetiana O. Shaposhnikova
      Pages 323-338
    8. Jan Hupka, Adriana Zaleska, Marcin Janczarek, Ewa Kowalska, Paulina Górska, Robert Aranowski
      Pages 351-367
    9. Dinesh O. Shah, Monica A. James
      Pages 369-386
    10. Kenneth S. Sajwan, Siva Paramasivam, Ashok K. Alva, Shivendra V. Sahi
      Pages 387-399
  6. Biosystems for Non-Destructive Remediation and Immobilization of Pollutants in Soils, Sediments and Detoxification of Industrial Wastes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Nelson Marmiroli, Marta Marmiroli, Elena Maestri
      Pages 403-416
    3. Ulrich Stottmeister, Sasidhorn Buddhawong, Peter Kuschk, Arndt Wiessner, Jűrgen Mattusch
      Pages 417-432
    4. Pinchas Fine, Nir Atzmon, Fabrizio Adani, Amir Hass
      Pages 433-453
    5. Thomas Vanek, Ales Nepovim, Radka Podlipna, Anja Hebner, Zuzana Vavrikova, Andre Gerth et al.
      Pages 455-465
    6. Cinzia Forni, Caterina Patrizi, Caterina Migliore
      Pages 467-477
  7. Assembled Plant and Microbial Technologies for Bioremediation of Pollutants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Katarzyna Turnau, Elzbieta Orlowska, Przemyslaw Ryszka, Szymon Zubek, Teresa Anielska, Stefan Gawronski et al.
      Pages 533-551
    3. Krzysztof Ulfig, Wioletta Przystaś, Grażyna Płaza, Korneliusz Miksch
      Pages 553-564
  8. Management strategies for large-area contaminated sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXIII
    2. Grzegorz Malina, Janusz Krupanek, Judith Sievers, Jochen Grossmann, Jeroen ter Meer, Huub H.M. Rijnaarts
      Pages 567-577
    3. Holger Weiss, Birgit Daus, Susanne Heidrich, Arno Kaschl, Mario Schirmer, Peter Wycisk et al.
      Pages 579-589
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 591-629

About these proceedings


In every respect, human development and human security are closely linked to the productivity of ecosystems. Our future rests squarely on their continued viability. UNDP, UNEP, World Bank, World Resources Institute: World Resources 2000- 2001. People and Ecosystems. The Fraying Web of Life. 1. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK Soil, surface waters/sediments and shallow unprotected groundwater aquifers are interrelated compartments of the environment that are particularly easy to compromise, sensitive to short- and long-term pollution and directly affect sustainability of ecosystems and human health. Routine human activity such as application of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture and forestry, or wet and dry deposition of atmospheric pollutants emitted from industrial plants, waste disposal and other practices adversely affect soil and water quality that already increasingly suffers from mismanagement in many areas. The predominant sources of pollution result in non-point contamination that is particularly difficult to reduce and control. Wars, accidents and natural emergency cases such as catastrophic floods that occur partly due to anthropogenically disturbed global water balance also add to overall increase of diverse contaminant loads in soil and water. Beneficial properties of some bulk waste materials such as biosolids (sewage sludge), biowaste (e. g. municipal waste composts) or fly ash from coal combustion xi xii Preface encourage applying these waste to land as a source of nutrients and organic matter, or as a soil amendment.


Groundwater Migration Oxide Sediment Transport Water pollution biochemistry contaminants ecosystems pollution safety soil soil pollution toxicity toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Irena Twardowska
    • 1
  • Herbert E. Allen
    • 2
  • Max M. Häggblom
    • 3
  • Sebastian Stefaniak
    • 4
  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Environmental EngineeringZabrzePoland
  2. 2.Center for Study of Metals in the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, RutgersThe State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickU.S.A.
  4. 4.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Environmental EngineeringZabrzePoland

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