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Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems

Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems

André Tessier (Editor), David R. Turner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-95830-7 April 1996 696 Pages


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Metal Speciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems is thefirst comprehensive review to deal with fundamental concepts andmodels, speciation measurements and field applications in metalspeciation and bioavailability in aquatic environments. This volumeprovides a thorough review of current developments concerning theinteractions between trace metals and aquatic organisms. MetalSpeciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems provides:
* The first comprehensive approach to the subject covering allaspects of trace metal ecotoxicology in the environment.
* Essential reading for researchers and graduate students who willappreciate critical reviews of classical and modern methods ofmetal speciation.
* Contributions from leading scientists from many disciplinesassessing both analytical and physical methods applied to thisgrowing field of environmental analysis.
* An introduction to the use of laboratory bioassays as predictivetools for understanding trace metal organism interactions.
* An examination of the use and limitations of bioassays inmanagement decisions.
The interdisciplinary nature of this topic is highlighted in MetalSpeciation and Bioavailability in Aquatic Systems, ensuring thatthis volume is invaluable for chemists, biochemists, biologists,ecologists and environmental engineers involved in the fields ofmetal ecotoxicology, metal speciation, environmental and analyticalchemistry, and the management of trace metals in aquatic systems.
Transport of Metals Across Membranes (K. Simkiss & M.Taylor).

Interactions between Trace Metals and Aquatic Organisms: A Critiqueof the Free-Ion Activity Model (P. Campbell).

Environmental Organometallic Chemistry of Mercury, Tin and Lead:Present Status and Perspectives (E. Pelletier).

Problems in Trace Metal Speciation Modeling (D. Turner).

Trace Metal Speciation of Labile Chemical Species in Natural Water:Electrochemical Methods (A. Mota & M. Correia dosSantos).

Trace Metal Speciation of Labile Chemical Species in Natural Watersand Sediments: Non-Electrochemical Approaches (S. Apter & G.Batley).

Chromatographic Approaches to Trace Element Speciation ofNon-Labile Chemical Species (W. Marshall & G.-M.


The Trophic Transfer of Metals in Marine Systems (N. Fisher &J. Reinfelder).

Biological Factors Involved in Metal Concentrations Observed inAquatic Organisms (W. Langston & S. Spence).

Metal Detoxification in Aquatic Organisms (A. Mason & K.Jenkins).

Prediction of Metal Toxicity in Nature from Bioassays: Limitationsand Research Needs (S. Luoma).