Providing an introduction, the scientific background, case studies and future perspectives of in-situ arsenic remediation techlogies for soils, soil water and groundwater at geogenic and anthropogenic contaminated sites. The case studies present in-situ techlogies about natural arsenic, specifically arsenate and arsenite, but also about organic arsenic compounds. This work covers geochemical, microbiological and plant ecological solutions for arsenic remediation. It will serve as a standard textbook for (post-)graduate students and researchers in the field of Environmental Sciences and Hydrogeochemistry as well as researchers, engineers, environmental scientists and chemists, toxicologists, medical scientists and even for general public seeking an in-depth view of arsenic which had been classed as a carcigen. This book aims to stimulate awareness among administrators, policy makers and company executives of in-situ remediation techlogies at sites contamined by arsenic and to improve the international cooperation on the subject.
Jochen Bundschuh (1960, Germany), finished his PhD on numerical modeling of heat transport in aquifers in Tubingen in 1990. He is working in geothermics, subsurface and surface hydrology and integrated water resources management, and connected disciplines. From 1993 to 1999 he served as an expert for the German Agency of Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and as a long-term professor for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in Argentine. From 2001 to 2008 he worked within the framework of the German governmental cooperation (Integrated Expert Program of CIM; GTZ/BA) as adviser in mission to Costa Rica at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). Here, he assisted the country in evaluation and development of its huge low-enthalpy geothermal resources for power generation. Since 2005, he is an affiliate professor of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006, he was elected Vice-President of the International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development ISGSD. From 2009-2011 he was visiting professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. By the end of 2011 he was appointed as professor in hydrogeology at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia where he leads a working group of 26 researchers working on the wide field of water resources and low/middle enthalpy geothermal resources, water and wastewater treatment and sustainable and renewable energy resources (http://www.ncea.org.au/groundwater). In November 2012, Prof. Bundschuh was appointed as president of the newly established Australian Chapter of the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA). Dr. Bundschuh is author of the books Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation (2008) (Balkema/Taylor&Francis/CRC Press) and Introduction to the Numerical Modeling of Groundwater and Geothermal Systems: Fundamentals of Mass, Energy and Solute Transport in Poroelastic Rocks . He is editor of the books Geothermal Energy Resources for Developing Countries (2002), Natural Arsenic in Groundwater (2005), and the two-volume monograph Central America: Geology, Resources and Hazards (2007), Groundwater for Sustainable Development (2008), Natural Arsenic in Groundwater of Latin America (2008). Dr. Bundschuh is editor of the book series Multiphysics Modeling , Arsenic in the Environment , and Sustainable Energy Developments (all Balkema/CRC Press/Taylor & Francis). Hartmut Hollander is a civil engineer specialized in numerical groundwater modeling. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2005. After his post-doctoral position at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation (CSIRO), Adelaide, Australia, he joined the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus, Germany in 2008. He served from 2010 to 2012 as a research scientist in the State Authority of Mining, Energy and Geology, Hanover, Germany before he joined in 2013 as a research associate and adjunct professor the University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Hollander's research program focuses on numerical studies on heat transport problems related to geothermal energy, density-driven flow, and groundwater contamination. Additionally, he conducts laboratory experiments on remediations and tests the methods in the field. He covers the undergraduate and graduate courses of Groundwater Hydrology, Groundwater Contamination, and Groundwater and Solute Transport Modelling at the University of Manitoba. Lena Q. Ma is a Professor in the Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida. She earned her B.S. degree in Soil Science from Shenyang Agricultural University in 1985. She obtained her M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Colorado State University in 1989 and 1991. After spending three years as a post-doctoral scientist at the Ohio State University, she joined the University of Florida as an assistant professor in 1994. She was promoted to an associate professor in 1999 and a professor in 2003.
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Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
Arsenic in the Environment
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Hartmut M. Hollander, Jochen Bundschuh, Lena Qiying Ma