Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions
by Kathleen Sellers, Katherine Weeks, William R. Alsop, Stephen R. Clough , Marilyn Hoyt, Barbara Pugh, Joseph Robb
ISBN 0849380812 (0-8493-8081-2)
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The development of analytical methods for identifying widespread perchlorate contamination brought about an explosion of research into the environmental problems and their potential solutions along with a corresponding increase in the availability of information. Unlike reference works that focus on only a few aspects of this contaminant, Perchlorate: Environmental Problems and Solutions offers a comprehensive, single source of information on perchlorate contamination in the environment. Summarizing the state of the science and developments in engineering, the book describes: Common sources of perchlorate
Its behavior in the environment
Methods for analyzing perchlorate in environmental samples
Potential risks to human health and the environment
Regulatory standards and criteria
Techniques for remediating environmental contamination
The authors illustrate these points with case studies of perchlorate contamination in soil, groundwater, and surface water. These case studies provide perspective on issues commonly faced by scientists, engineers, and managers of perchlorate-impacted sites. Organized to follow the logical sequence of identifying and solving contamination problems, the book provides the foundation necessary to understand perchlorate's occurrence, environmental behavior, regulatory status, and remediation.
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