soil pollutant Articles

  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • Isatis applications for soil pollution

    This presentation illustrates on real cases the current use of geostatistics for soil pollution mapping and riskassessment on contaminated volumes. To illustrate on real cases the current use of geostatistics for soil pollution mapping and risk assessment on contaminated volumes. Key points: Recent Isatis projects. Nowadays: almost no data analysis, mapping and estimation on ...


    By Geovariances

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Persistent organic pollutants in the Arctic

    Persistent organic pollutants (POP) have been subject to research at NILU for a long time. These substances are toxic and are of anthropogenic origin, they accumulate in the environment, and they move through the environment so that after a discharge their traces including transformation products can be found in far-away places in air, water, soil and biological ...

  • Managing Water Pollution

    Untitled Document Equipment and ideas abound for cleaning up plant wastewater and polluted groundwater Groundwater, surface water, wastewater, drinking water: ...


  • Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a tool which can augment government efforts to achieve integrated environmental management and to promote pollution prevention. PRTRs are part of a new, cooperative, approach to environmental management, involving governments, industry and the public alike. All three groups can use the information generated in a PRTR to improve efficiencies, ...


    By The World Bank

  • Monitoring - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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.

  • Why are Canadians such bad polluters?

    According to Statistics Canada’s 2007/2008 edition of Human Activity and the Environment, Canadians are among the worst greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters per capita in the world. Although businesses are starting to improve their performance, the average Canadian is doing very little to reduce their own emissions according to StatsCan. Human activity and the environment (HAE) is Statistics Canada’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Indicators of Pollution Management

    'The definition and selection of environmental performance indicators is still at an early stage but the use of indicators is increasing, both for the tracking of trends in pollution and other environmental issues at a large scale (national or regional) and also for the monitoring of Bank projects. This note provides a framework to assist in the selection of appropriate indicators for pollution ...


  • Adsorption experiment of toxic micro-pollutants derived from automobiles using red soil

    In some countries, non-point source pollution derived from a city's economic activities tends to be a barrier to the improvement of water quality. Roadway runoff is known to contain toxic micro-pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Conversely, red soil is known to adsorb some organic matter. In this study, artificial roadway runoff water containing toxic micro-pollutants ...


    By IWA Publishing

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