Selenium contamination of air, aquatic environments, soils and sediments is a serious environmental concern of increasing importance. Selenium has a paradoxical feature in bringing about health benefits under the prescribed level, but only a few fold increase in its concentration causes deleterious effects to flora and fauna, humans and the environment.
This book Environmental technologies to treat selenium pollution: principles and engineering:
This book may serve both as an advanced textbook for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental sciences, technology or engineering as well as a handbook for tertiary educators, researchers, professionals and policy makers who conduct research and practices in selenium related fields. It is essential reading for consulting companies when dealing with selenium related environmental (bio)technologies.
List of Contributors
Part I The Selenium Cycle
Chapter 1 Selenium in the environment
Martina Cappelletti, Valerio Funari, Giorgio Gasparotto, Enrico Dinelli and Davide Zannoni
Chapter 2 Radioactive selenium: origin and environmental dispersion scenarios
Teba Gil-Díaz, Frank Heberling and Elisabeth Eiche
Chapter 3 Microbial reduction of selenium oxyanions: energy-yielding and detoxification reactions
Silvia Lampis and Giovanni Vallini
Chapter 4 Microbial ecology of selenium-respiring bacteria
Joshua P. Boltz and Bruce E. Rittmann
Part II Remediation of Selenium Contamination
Chapter 5 Reactivity and selectivity of zerovalent iron toward selenium oxyanions under aerobic conditions
Jinxiang Li, Yuankui Sun and Xiaohong Guan
Chapter 6 Biological treatment technologies
Chapter 7 In situ and ex situ bioremediation of seleniferous soils and sediments
Shrutika L. Wadgaonkar, Piet N. L. Lens
Part III Selenium biofortification
Chapter 8 Selenium hyperaccumulation in plants
Leonardo Warzea Lima and Michela Schiavon
Chapter 9 Selenium biofortification for human and animal nutrition
Jun Li, Gijs Du Laing, Ivet Ferrer and Piet N. L. Lens
Part IV Selenium nanoparticles and quantum dots
Chapter 10 Se nanoparticle manufacturing for medical applications
Alessandro Presentato, Elena Piacenza and Raymond J. Turner
Chapter 11 Biological synthesis of metal selenide nanoparticles and their applications
Raj Mohan Balakrishnan and Vrushali Vinayak Kadam
Chapter 12 Biosynthesis of selenium nanomaterials by anaerobic bacteria for environmental technologies
Piet N. L. Lens
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