Title Soil Pollution
Subtitle A Hidden Reality
Author FAO
ISBN 9789251305058
List price USD 53.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 156
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Food and Agriculture Organization (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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This book presents the current state of knowledge on soil pollution, emphasizing the crucial role of soils in producing nutritious and safe food and in mitigating climate change by reducing atmospheric CO2 and N2O concentrations. It highlights the need to assess the extent of soil pollution globally and develop soil management practices that enhance agricultural resilience to extreme climate events by reducing soil degradation processes.


Executive Summary


Chapter 1: What is Soil Pollution ? • Introduction • Point-Source and Diffuse Soil Pollution • Point-Source Pollution • Diffuse Pollution • Sources of Soil Pollutants • Natural, Geogenic Sources • Anthropogenic Sources • Industrial Activities • Mining • Urban and Transport Infrastructures • Waste and Sewage Generation and Disposal • Military Activities and Wars • Agricultural and Livestock Activities • Main Pollutants in Soil • Heavy Metals and Metalloids • Nitrogen and Phosphorus • Pesticides • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons • Persistent Organic Pollutants • Radionuclides • Emerging Pollutants • Pathogenic Microorganisms • Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and Genes • Interaction of Pollutants with Soil
Constituents • Sorption of Contaminants • Bioavailability, Mobility and Degradation of Contaminants

Chapter 2: The Impacts of Soil Pollution on the Food Chain and Ecosystem Services • Soil Pollution , Plant Uptake and Food Chain Contamination • Impact on Ecosystem Services of Soil Pollution from Agriculture • Synthetic Fertilizers • Acidification and Crop Loss • Pesticides • Manure • Urban Wastes in Agriculture • Human Health Risks associated with Soil Pollution • Pathways of Exposure of Humans to Soil Pollutants and their Effects on Human Health • Soils as Reservoir of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria and Genes

Chapter 3: Management and Remediation of Polluted Soils • Risk assessment Approaches • Main Techniques For Remediating Polluted Sites • Changes in Agronomic Practices To Minimise Food-Chain• Contamination and Impacts on Ecosystem Services • Fertilizers • Pesticides • Metals • Metalloids •

Chapter 4: Case Studies on Soil Pollution and Remediation • Remediation by Enhanced Natural Attenuation of Pol Polluted Sites in Un Field Missions: A Case Study on the United Nations Operation in Côte D’ivoire (onuci) • Contemporary Approaches to Remediation of Oil-Polluted Lands in the Taiga Zone of Western Siberia • Aided Phytostabilization : An Effective Remediation Technique For Tailings In Se Spain,


About the Author:

Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO provides a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. The Organization publishes authoritative publications on agriculture, fisheries, forestry and nutrition.

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of Agriculture.


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