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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition by Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Richard Sustich, Anita Street

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Chapter 32

Reducing Leachability and Bioaccessibility of Toxic Metals in Soils, Sediments, and Solid/Hazardous Wastes Using Stabilized Nanoparticles

Yinhui Xu, Ruiqiang Liu and Dongye Zhao,    Environmental Engineering Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Toxic metals such as chromium and lead have been widely detected at thousands of priority sites in the United States. To mitigate the toxic effects on human and environmental health, it is essential to reduce the leachability and bioaccessibility of these metals. Although the concept of in situ immobilization has elicited great interest for decades, cost-effective in situ treatment technologies for reducing leachability and bioaccessibility of metals ...

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