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Title:Assessment of Gross Accumulation and Leaching Characteristics of Heavy Metals in a Contaminated Urban Soil
Author(s):Kaminski, Michael David
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Landsberger, Sheldon
Department / Program:Nuclear Engineering
Discipline:Nuclear Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Environmental
Abstract:The soils of East St. Louis contained many regions of elevated heavy metal concentrations although extreme heterogeneity was evident. In general, the western end of the city contained the most sites with anomalous levels of metals. However, the leaching experiments, although limited in scope, suggested that similar soils would not leach heavy metals appreciably. Moreover, remediation efforts should be directed towards increasing vegetation coverage on the bare soils that characterize many areas of the western end of the city. This would reduce resuspended emissions that have been shown to be an important factor in airborne emissions and would also help control the oxidation and pH conditions of the soils.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:216 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85939
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9834697
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1998


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