Twenty Years of Research and Development on Soil Pollution and Remediation in China


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Twenty Years of Research and Development on Soil Pollution and Remediation in China Editors: Yongming Luo, Chen Tu Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag Singapore Pages: 818 Illustrations and other contents: 120 Illustrations, color; 164 Illustrations, black and white; XXXI, 818 p. 284 illus., 120 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9789811060281 Categories: , ,

This book reviews the progresses and achievements made in the past 20 years of research on soil pollution and remediation in China, and presents 50 review and research articles from all over China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. The authors include scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and managers from 26 universities, 18 institutes, 4 leading enterprises and 2 government environmental protection departments. The contents cover fundamental research on soil pollution and remediation, technical development, project demonstration, policy and governance. The polluted soil/site types include farmland, industrial sites, mining areas and oilfields, with heavy metals (cadmium, arsenic, copper, chromium, mercury, lead, zinc, nickel, etc.), organic pollutants (PAHs, PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, phthalate esters, halogenated hydrocarbons, etc.), and metal-organic mixed pollutants. The remediation techniques mainly include physical and chemical remediation (thermal desorption, soil vapor extraction, in situ advanced chemical oxidation, solidification and stabilization), phytoremediation (phytostabilization, phytoextraction by hyperaccumulators, phyto-prevention by low accumulation plants), bioremediation (microbial adsorption and immobilization, microbial degradation, microbe-enhanced phytoremediation), and combined remediation merging multiple technologies. The governance and policy section mainly explores laws and regulations, criteria and standards, financial guarantees and the industrial market for soil environment and pollution prevention.

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Author Biography

Professor Dr. Yongming Luo is the former General-Director of Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also the professor of Institute of Soil Science, CAS. His research interests mainly focus on soil environment and pollution remediation, regional environmental quality and risk management. He has more than 20 years of experience in fundamental and applied soil environment and remediation research, with more than 400 (co-)authored scientific papers and 20 books. At present, Prof. Luo is the consultant member of the National Key Basic Research Program ("973" Program) and the chief scientist of the National High-Tech Research and Development Program ("863" Major Program:"Contaminated Soil Remediation Technologies and Demonstration",2012-2016) funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He serves as the deputy director of the Soil and Grou ndwater Environmental Science Committee, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, an executive member of the Soil Science Society of China, member of the Geographical Society of China, and member of the International Phytotechnology Society. He is also on the editorial board of the Acta Pedologica Sinica, the International Journal of Phytoremediation and the Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. Dr. Chen TU is a research fellow from Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Pollution Processes and Ecological Remediation from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research mainly focused on soil pollution processes and bioremediation mechanisms, with the emphasis on the synergetic bioremediation of persistent organic pollutants by plant-microbe associations. He has been in charge of three scientific projects which included a subtopic of the "863" Key Program from MOST and two NSFC funded programs. He also serves as a key member for the National Key Research and Development Program (Intergovernmental Cooperation Project between China and the United States), and the Strategic Priority Research Programs of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers with the total citations over 260. He has also co-authored 5 books and has authorized 3 patents in China. A total of 5 awards has been obtained, which included the First Prize of the Science and Technology Awards of Soil Science Society of China.