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Mineral-based amendments for remediation

Peggy A. O'Day and Dimitri Vlassopoulos
Mineral-based amendments for remediation
Elements (December 2010) 6 (6): 375-381


A mending soils with mineral-based materials to immobilize contaminants is both old and new. Although mineral amendments have been used for decades in agriculture, new applications with a variety of natural and reprocessed materials are emerging. By sequestering contaminants in or on solid phases and reducing their ability to partition into water or air, amendments can reduce the risk of exposure to humans or biota. A variety of mineral types are commonly used to amend contaminated soils, with different modes of molecular-scale sequestration. Regulatory, social, and economic factors also influence decisions to employ mineral amendments as a treatment technology.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Mineral-based amendments for remediation
Affiliation: University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences, Merced, CA, United States
Pages: 375-381
Published: 201012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2011-009227
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: Anchor QEA, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201106
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