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By Herbert E. Allen, Chin-Pao Huang, George W. Bailey, Alan R. Bowers

Steel Speciation and infection of Soil offers a radical review of the biogeochemical techniques governing the habit, shipping, and bioavailability of heavy metals in infected soils and indicates replacement ways for powerful remediation. this crucial new publication comprises contributions from specialists in a number of disciplines who discover the problems from theoretical, experimental, and pragmatic views. subject matters comprise redox chemistry, kinetics of steel reactions, spectroscopic characterization of steel ion reactions at floor, modeling hydrologic shipping phenomena and colloid-associated delivery of metals in the course of the soil profile to flooring water, and remediation possible choices.

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Dissimilar processes are fitted by the same equation, and similar processes are fitted by different equations. One must then critically question the meaning of conformity of rate data to various empirical and different ordered equations. :0... ~1 N 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 time (arbitrary units) FIGURE 3. Plots of Z Against t Implied by the Simple Empirical Equations. 1) Plot according to Z = (dq/dt)"l = (l/v k)t 1- v implied by Equation 1; 2) Plot according to Z = (dq/dt;-l = b(t+to) implied by Equation 2; and 3) Plot according to Z = (dqldt)-l = (1/qoo/3a) exp( at) implied by Equation 3.

According to Equation 4. Aharoni and Sparks [JOJ. In homogeneous diffusion it is assumed that a soil constituent is mainly responsible for sorption of the solute and that the rate-controlling process is diffusion of the sorbed solute in that soil constituent. It is further assumed that particle size and diffusion coefficients do not vary considerably and that the flux of the sorb ate is parallel. Heterogeneous diffusion considers a more frequently encountered case, one in which a metal diffuses in solid media such as soils that have Kinetics of Metal Sorption Reactions 45 different properties.

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