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Recent Advances in Trace Elements

Recent Advances in Trace Elements

Katarzyna Chojnacka (Editor) , Agnieszka Saeid (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-13379-7

Feb 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

584 pages



Comprehensive and multidisciplinary presentation of the current trends in trace elements for human, animals, plants, and the environment

This reference provides the latest research into the presence, characterization, and applications of trace elements and their role in humans, animals, and plants as well as their use in developing novel, functional feeds, foods, and fertilizers. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, describing the biological and industrial applications of trace elements. It covers various topics, such as the occurrence, role, and monitoring of trace elements and their characterization, as well as applications from the preliminary research to laboratory trials.

Recent Advances in Trace Elements focuses on the introduction and prospects of trace elements; tackles environmental aspects such as sources of emission, methods of monitoring, and treatment/remediation processes; goes over the biological role of trace elements in plants, animals, and human organisms; and discusses the relevance of biomedical applications and commercialization.

  • A compendium of recent knowledge in interdisciplinary trace element research
  • Uniquely covers production and characterization of trace elements, as well as the industrial and biomedical aspects of their use
  • Paves the way for the development of innovative products in diverse fields, including pharmaceuticals, food, environment, and materials science
  • Edited by well-known experts in the field of trace elements with contributions from international specialists from a wide range of areas

Unique in presenting comprehensive and multidisciplinary information of the key aspects of trace elements research in a digestible form, this book is essential reading for the novice and expert in the fields of environmental science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical science, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical sciences. It is also valuable for companies that implement new products incorporating trace elements to the market.

List of Contributors ix

1 Introduction 1
Katarzyna Chojnacka

2 Historical Aspects 11
Henryk Górecki and Katarzyna Chojnacka

3 Modern Analytical Methods of Speciation and Determination of Trace Elements in Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Samples 33
Bogusław Buszewski, Wojciech Piekoszewski, Paweł Pomastowski, Katarzyna Rafińska, Mateusz Sugajski, and Tomasz Kowalkowski

4 Trace Elements in the Environment – Law, Regulations, Monitoring and Biomonitoring Methods 61
Elżbieta Maćkiewicz, Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, and Małgorzata Iwona Szynkowska

5 Problems of Trace Elements in Water and Wastewater Treatment 105
Karol Pokomeda, Anna Dawiec‐Liśniewska, Daria Podstawczyk, Macarena Rodriguez‐Guerra Pedregal, Barbara Ortega Barcelo, and Anna Witek‐Krowiak

6 Trace Elements in Agricultural and Industrial Wastes 121
Aneta Wiśniewska, Agnieszka Saeid, and Katarzyna Chojnacka

7 Trace Elements in Aquatic Environments 143
Piotr Konieczka, Bartłomiej Cieślik, and Jacek Namieśnik

8 Trace Metals in Soils: A Review of Methods for Monitoring Trace Metals in Soils 161
Philiswa N. Nomngongo, Joseph M. Matong, and Tshimangandzo S. Munonde

9 The Role of Trace Elements in Living Organisms 177
Elżbieta Gumienna‐Kontecka, Magdalena Rowińska‐Żyrek, and Marek Łuczkowski

10 Fluorine and Silicon as Essential and Toxic Trace Elements 207
Izabela Michalak and Katarzyna Chojnacka

11 Biological Functions of Cadmium, Nickel, Vanadium, and Tungsten 219
Agnieszka Dmytryk, Łukasz Tuhy, Mateusz Samoraj, and Katarzyna Chojnacka

12 Biosorption of Trace Elements 235
Inga Zinicovscaia

13 Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Trace Elements in the Environment 251
Małgorzata Iwona Szynkowska, Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, and Elżbieta Maćkiewicz

14 Hydrometallurgy and Bio‐crystallization of Metals by Microorganisms 277
Zygmunt Sadowski and Agnieszka Pawlowska

15 Trace Elements as Fertilizer Micronutrients 299
Izabela Michalak, Agnieszka Saeid, Katarzyna Chojnacka, and Mateusz Gramza

16 Trace Elements in Animal Nutrition 319
Łukasz Tuhy, Agnieszka Dmytryk, Mateusz Samoraj, and Katarzyna Chojnacka

17 Trace Elements in Human Nutrition 339
Klaudia Konikowska and Anna Mandecka

18 Trace Elements in Human Health 373
Renata Mozrzymas

19 Spirulina as a Raw Material for Products Containing Trace Elements 403
Liliana Cepoi, Tatiana Chiriac, Ludmila Rudi, Svetlana Djur, Liliana Zosim, Valentina Bulimaga, Ludmila Batir, Daniela Elenciuc, and Valery Rudic

20 Dietary Food and Feed Supplements with Trace Elements 421
Athanasios C. Pappas, Katarzyna Godlewska, and Peter F. Surai

21 Biofortification of Food with Trace Elements 443
Mateusz Samoraj, Łukasz Tuhy, Agnieszka Dmytryk, and Katarzyna Chojnacka

22 Biomarkers of Trace Element Status 457
Katarzyna Chojnacka and Marcin Mikulewicz

23 Human Exposure to Trace Elements from Dental Biomaterials 469
Marcin Mikulewicz and Katarzyna Chojnacka

24 Industrial Use of Trace Elements and their Impact on the Workplace and the Environment 481
Piotr Rusek and Marzena Mikos‐Szymańska

25 Speciation of Trace Elements and its Importance in Environmental and Biomedical Sciences 501
Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, Elżbieta Maćkiewicz, and Małgorzata Iwona Szynkowska

26 Trace Elements – A Threat or Benefit? 545
Katarzyna Chojnacka, Izabela Michalak, Agnieszka Saeid, Katarzyna Godlewska, Łukasz Tuhy, Mateusz Samoraj, Agnieszka Dmytryk, and Aneta Wiśniewska

Index 569