soil pollutant Articles

  • Pollution retention capabilities of roadside soils

    ABSTRACTRunoff from highways contains significant loads of heavy metals and hydrocarbons. According to German regulations, it should be infiltrated over embankments to support groundwater-recharge. To investigate the decontaminating effect of greened embankments, soil-monoliths from highways with high traffic densities were taken. Soils were analyzed to characterize the contamination in relation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of heavy metal pollution on the soil microbial activity

    The effects of heavy metals on soil microbial processes were investigated over a period of six weeks. Analytical grade (Sigma) sulphate salts of copper, zinc and nickel were added individually and in combinations to soil samples and incubated in different plastic pots. Samples were taken from the pots forthnightly and the rates of microbial carbon and nitrogen mineralization, microbial biomass ...

  • Book Review: Soil Pollution: Origin, Monitoring and Remediation

    Soil Pollution: Origin, Monitoring and Remediation, by Ibrahim A. Mirsal. Springer-Verlag, 2004. 252pp. ISBN 3-540-40143-1Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Soil Filters

    Soil filters (in german: Retentionsbodenfilter) are facilities for the removal of nutrients and/or pollutants; typically on the level of an industrial site, a quarter or a drainage system (sub-)catchment. Usually they are located at the discharge points to surface waterbodies to ensure water quality standards. Soil filters consist of two parts: The first part is a retention pond or basin for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Metabolomic analysis of soil communities can be used for pollution assessment

    Here we show that metabolic profiling can be used to assess the changes in biochemical profiles of soil communities living in contaminated sites. We propose the term ‘community metabolomics’ for the application of metabolomics techniques to the study of the entire community of a soil sample. We anticipate our study to be a starting point for the use of this technique to assess how communities ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The impact of an open waste disposal site on soil and groundwater pollution

    A study has been carried out of a waste disposal site, located in the valley of a small creek, 3 km south of Canakkale city centre. The surface area of the site was around 101000 square metres, and the total amount of waste deposited at the site since 1990 was approximately 1001000 tons. The major risks of the dump are its closeness to the university campus area to the south, the airport to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Genotoxicity & Environmental Pollution

     The Comet assay is playing an increasing role in studies to determine possible links between environmental pollutants and DNA integrity. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. Many research groups use our Comet ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • SS30丨USV Handles with Water Pollution Emergency Caused by Tianjin Port Explosion - Case Study

    Background At about 23:30 on August 12, 2015, the dangerous goods warehouse of Ruihai Company in Tianjin Port of Tianjin was exploding. The total energy of the explosion in this accident equals about 450 tons of TNT. More than 100 kinds of secondary pollutants were produced in this accident, which caused different degrees of pollution to the local atmospheric ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • A finite layer technique for calculating three-dimensional pollutant migration in soil

    A technique for the analysis of two— and three—dimensional pollutant migration through a layered soil medium is described. An earlier solution for plane diffusion in a single homogeneous layer of soil is extended using the finite layer method for general three-dimensional diffusion. Particular attention is focused on the effects of horizontal advective velocity and coefficient of hydrodynamic ...


    By GAEA Technologies Ltd.

  • Heavy metal pollution of soils along North Shuna-Aqaba Highway, Jordan

    Attention to heavy metal contamination associated with highways or motorways has risen in the last decades because of the associated health hazards and risks. The present study analysed the metal content in soil samples of one of the main highways along the western part of the Jordanian border, the North Shuna–Dead Sea–Aqaba Highway. The metals analysed were Pb, Zn, Cd, Co and Ni. In the samples ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving relationship between soil characteristics and metal bioavailability by using reactive fractions of soil parameters in calcareous soils

    The contribution of the nature instead of the total content of soil parameters relevant for metal bioavailability in lettuce was tested using a series of low‐polluted Mediterranean agricultural calcareous soils offering natural gradients in the content and composition of carbonate, organic and oxide fractions. We compared two datasets by canonical ordination based on redundancy analysis: total ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Innovative Uses of Compost Bioremediation and Pollution Prevention

    Each year agricultural effluents, industrial residues, and industrial accidents contaminate surface waters, soils, air, streams, and reservoirs. A new compost technology, known as compost bioremediation, is currently being used to restore contaminated soils, manage stormwater, control odors, and degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Compost bioremediation refers to the use of a biological ...

  • Strategies to mitigate diffuse phosphorus pollution during rewetting of fen peat soils

    The cultivation of fen peat soils (Eutric Histosols) for agricultural purposes, started in Europe about 250 years ago, resulting in decreased soil fertility, increased oxidation of peat and corresponding greenhouse gas fluxes to the atmosphere, nutrient transfer to aquatic ecosystems and losses in total area of the former native wetlands. To prevent these negative environmental effects set-aside ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asbestos in soil methods

    I wanted to start off this brief technical summary with an item that appeared in the January 2009 Indoor Environment Connections publication… “Asbestos in Soil; The State of the Issue, Tom Laubenthal, Sean Fitzgerald, Alan Seagrave, P.G. In this session, Laubenthal and Seagrave will describe the nature of asbestos contamination in soil. This issue has perplexed the industry for years. What ...

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Effects of climate change on the toxicity of soils polluted by metal mine wastes to Enchytraeus crypticus

    The present study aimed to assess the effects of climate change on the toxicity of metal‐polluted soils. Bioassays with Enchytraeus crypticus were performed in soils polluted by mine wastes (mine tailing, forest and watercourse) and under different combinations of temperature (20 and 25 °C) and soil moisture content (50 and 30% of the soil water holding capacity). Survival and reproduction ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Laboratory analysis demonstrates severity of Ogoniland pollution

    A two year study of the environmental impacts of oil contamination in Ogoniland was one of the most complex on the ground assessments ever undertaken by ALcontrol Laboratories. Conducted at the request of UNEP and the Federal Government of Nigeria, the work involved fieldwork and laboratory analysis.  ALcontrol Laboratories analysed over 4,000 air, soil and water samples collected from ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Wireless Real-Time Soil Data from Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Used In Contaminated Soil Cleanup Operation

    Up until the early 1970s when The US Congress passed The Clean Water Act, industrial chemicals and petroleum products were routinely dumped onto the ground or poured down wells. In those days, few people understood groundwater hydrology, and disposing of chemical waste underground seemed like a safe and easy solution. Depending on the chemistry, underground pollution can linger for centuries, ...

  • Pollution of south of Tehran ground waters with heavy metals

    Abstract: The reuse of nutrients and organic matter in wastewater sludge via on agricultural lands application is a desirable goal. However, trace or heavy metals present in sludge pose the risk of human or phytotoxicity from land application. The aim of this research is possibility of ground water pollution of south of Tehran because of ten years irrigation with Ni, Cd and Pb borne waste water. ...

  • Fighting soil contamination with XRF

    Soil contamination Complying with new environmental regulations is a fast growing concern for companies and local officials tasked with ensuring that industries reduce pollution and clean up after themselves. It’s a particularly challenging issue when it comes to soil contamination It’s not always easy to detect as it silently contaminates crops and the ground water supply. XRF ...

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