of weathering or else biodegradation, this will lead to leachate quality changing with time. This is mainly the case in most municipal waste landfills comprising municipal waste. The key routes of human exposure to soil metals are ingestion, inhalation along with skin contact. Since soil is the foremost sink for airborne metals, the corresponding measurement of their levels in this media is beneficial in establishing tendencies in abundance and their consequences as a result of natural and anthropogenic
An increase in industrial, agricultural practices and several anthropogenic activities adds a significant amount of heavy metals in soil and water. Presence of these metals beyond the threshold limit is toxic for the flora and fauna of the surroundings. So, there is a need for removing the harmful heavy metals from the environment. Conventional methods such as precipitation, evaporation, electroplating, ion exchange, membrane processes, etc. have been ineffective because of technical and economic
Bioaccumulation is the slow process of increasing chemical content in a living organism over time. This happens either because the chemical is taken up faster than it can be used. It is also because the chemical cannot be broken down for use by the organism. Compounds that are harmful to health, such as mercury, can accumulate in living tissues of organism. Contamination with mercury is a good example of the bioaccumulation process. Usually, mercury is taken up by phytoplankton and bacteria. Small
anthropogenic activities adds a significant amount of heavy metals in soil and water. Presence of these metals beyond threshold limit is toxic for the flora and fauna of the surroundings. So, there is a need for removing the harmful heavy metals from the environment. Several methods such as precipitation, evaporation, electroplating, ion exchange, membrane processes etc. have been developed for the decontamination of heavy metals from environment. These methods have several disadvantages like unpredictable
Soil remediation is part of a broader effort known as environmental remediation. It restores previously contaminated land to an uncontaminated state and is an important part of sustainable development, especially in respect of resource management and reducing reliance on landfill (Scottish Environment Protection Agency, n.d., p. 4). Most countries around the world are actively engaged in some form of soil remediation. Each year in the European Union, several billion euros are expended on the remediation
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remarkably, due to the main dependency on the quantity of sediment which is affected by fluvial processes. The metals are furthermore able to reside in the floodplain for millennia, thereby having the possibility to have a serious effect on the environment, even long after sediment release. Researchers used several techniques, e.g. floodplain samples, to investigate the metal concentrations per location alongside the river. The contamination of the river water itself, is left out of the picture.