Environmental Radionuclides

Environmental Radionuclides
Author: Klaus Froehlich
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780080913292
ISBN 13: 0080913296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Radionuclides Book Review:

Environmental Radionuclides presents a state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the use of radionuclides to study processes and systems in the continental part of the Earth’s environment. It is conceived as a companion to the two volumes of this series, which deal with isotopes as tracers in the marine environment (Livingston, Marine Radioactivity) and with the radioecology of natural and man-made terrestrial systems (Shaw, Radioactivity in Terrestrial Ecosystems). Although the book focuses on natural and anthropogenic radionuclides (radioactive isotopes), it also refers to stable environmental isotopes, which in a variety of applications, especially in hydrology and climatology, have to be consulted to evaluate radionuclide measurements in terms of the ages of groundwater and climate archives, respectively. The basic principles underlying the various applications of natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in environmental studies are described in the first part of the book. The book covers the two major groups of applications: the use of radionuclides as tracers for studying transport and mixing processes: and as time markers to address problems of the dynamics of such systems, manifested commonly as the so-called residence time in these systems. The applications range from atmospheric pollution studies, via water resource assessments to contributions to global climate change investigation. The third part of the book addresses new challenges in the development of new methodological approaches, including analytical methods and fields of applications. A state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the use of radionuclides Conceived as a companion to the two volumes of this series, which deal with isotopes as tracers

TENR Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation

TENR   Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation
Author: Anselmo Salles Paschoa,F. Steinhausler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2009-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780080914183
ISBN 13: 0080914187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TENR Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation Book Review:

This book on TENR discusses the basic Physics and Chemistry principles of natural radiation. The current knowledge of the biological effects of natural radiation is summarized. A wide variety of topics, from cosmic radiation to atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic radiation is addressed, including radon, thoron, and depleted uranium. Issues like terrorism and geochronology using natural radiation are also examined. Comprehensive global TENR data assembly Critical assessment of the significant radiological impact of TENR on man and the environment as compared to radiological impact from man-made sources in nuclear technology and nuclear medicine Illustration of the importance of TENR for the future conceptual development of radiation protection

Tropical Radioecology

Tropical Radioecology
Author: John R. Twining
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0080450164
ISBN 13: 9780080450162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Radioecology Book Review:

Tropical Radioecology is a guide to the wide range of scientific practices and principles of this multidisciplinary field. It brings together past and present studies in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the planet, highlighting the unique aspects of tropical systems. Until recently, radioecological models for tropical environments have depended upon data derived from temperate environments, despite the differences of these regions in terms of biota and abiotic conditions. Since radioactivity can be used to trace environmental processes in humans and other biota, this book offers examples of studies in which radiotracers have been used to assess biokinetics in tropical biota. Features chapters, co-authored by world experts, that explain the origins, inputs, distribution, behaviour, and consequences of radioactivity in tropical and subtropical systems. Provides comprehensive lists of relevant data and identifies current knowledge gaps to allow for targeted radioecological research in the future. Integrates radioecological information into the most recent radiological consequences modelling and best-practice probabilistic ecological risk analysis methodology, given the need to understand the implications of enhanced socio-economic development in the world's tropical regions.

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management
Author: Deborah Oughton,Sven Ove Hansson
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-09-07
ISBN 10: 0080914292
ISBN 13: 9780080914299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management Book Review:

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management provides a comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management. Covers all the major social and ethical issues in relation to radiation protection Information is easily accessible and non-technical Authors include leading radiation protection officials as well as specialists who are more independent of the radiation protection system, thus presenting both authoritative and more critical views Includes theoretical perspectives as well as practical experience

Micropollutants in Large Lakes

Micropollutants in Large Lakes
Author: Nathalie Chevre
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN 10: 2889144283
ISBN 13: 9782889144280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micropollutants in Large Lakes Book Review:

Scientists, regulators, and the general public are now more and more aware of the chemicals present in surface waters worldwide. Agrochemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics can be detected at low to medium concentrations in seas, groundwaters and rivers. Among freshwaters, lakes are of particular concern. These large reservoirs are used as sources of food and drinking water, but also serve for recreational activities. This book aims in presenting insights into the physical, chemical, and ecological dynamics of large lakes that enable proposing recommendations for sustainable lake management regarding chemicals. Lake Geneva, Switzerland, is used as a case study, but the developed methodologies and tools can be useful for lake water quality management in general. A first chapter is dedicated to the chemicals entering the lake through agriculture. These are mainly pesticides. After a review of the different types of compounds, the authors present the main pathways these compounds follow to enter the lake. The case of glyphosate, an herbicide largely used worldwide, is presented. A second chapter illustrates the urban source of pollutants with the case of pharmaceuticals and biocides. Two models are presented that allow estimating the load and the dynamic of these chemicals that may exit from an urban catchment and therefore reach a lake. Special attention will be paid to the ‘end of pipe’ removal of these compounds at a WWTP. A third chapter is dedicated to the lake circulation. The aim of this chapter is to present an overall description of the lake’s hydrodynamics, which is driven by three factors: wind, temperature and Coriolis forces. To achieve this aim, a hydrodynamic model is presented that allows describing the behavior of the top layer of the lake based on the wind direction. The importance of stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes for characterizing the sources of water and the mixing processes in the lake is also described. The next chapters are dedicated to a Bay, called the Vidy Bay, that receives the treated effluents of the largest wastewater treatment plant of the lake catchment. This latter represents therefore one of the major point sources of contaminants for lake Geneva. These two chapters will focus on the various processes that control the transfer of chemicals (associated to particles or in a dissolved state) discharged into the bay and transported to the lake’s main water body. Then, a next chapter focuses on one major issue of chemicals in aquatic systems like lakes, i.e. the risk of the mixture of chemicals. The evaluation of the risk of mixture is not trivial and the models that allow doing it are presented in a critical way. Their validity as predictive tools is illustrated with the example of herbicides mixture in Lake Geneva. A final chapter synthesizes the main findings and discusses some recommendations for the management of large lakes regarding micropollution.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105211722686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry

Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
Author: Mark Baskaran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 951
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 9783642106378
ISBN 13: 3642106374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry Book Review:

Applications of radioactive and stable isotopes have revolutionized our understanding of the Earth and near-earth surface processes. The utility of the isotopes are ever-increasing and our sole focus is to bring out the applications of these isotopes as tracers and chronometers to a wider audience so that they can be used as powerful tools to solve environmental problems. New developments in this field remain mostly in peer-reviewed journal articles and hence our goal is to synthesize these findings for easy reference for students, faculty, regulators in governmental and non-governmental agencies, and environmental companies. While this volume maintains its rigor in terms of its depth of knowledge and quantitative information, it contains the breadth needed for wide variety problems and applications in the environmental sciences. This volume presents all of the newer and older applications of isotopes pertaining to the environmental problems in one place that is readily accessible to readers. This book not only has the depth and rigor that is needed for academia, but it has the breadth and case studies to illustrate the utility of the isotopes in a wide variety of environments (atmosphere, oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, terrestrial environments, and sub-surface environments) and serves a large audience, from students and researchers, regulators in federal, state and local governments, and environmental companies.

Environmental Tracers

Environmental Tracers
Author: Trevor Elliot
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 390698091X
ISBN 13: 9783906980911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Tracers Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Environmental Tracers" that was published in Water

Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides

Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides
Author: Pavel Povinec
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080553375
ISBN 13: 0080553370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to present a state of art summary of current knowledge of methods of assessment of radionuclides in the terrestrial and marine environments. It cover the traditional methods of radioactivity measurements such as radiometrics techniques, but also recent developments in the mass spectrometry sector. The book starts with a short preface introducing the subject of the book, summarising content and philosophy of the book, as well as the most important historical achievements. The scientific topics are introduced by description of sampling methods, optimisation of sampling sites and sampling frequency. The recent developments in radiochemical separation methods using chromatography resins for the treatment of actinides, transuranics and other groups of radioelements are also described. No other book is available covering all aspects of environmental radioactivity measurements, although remarkable progress has been made in detection techniques over the last ten years. At present the new methods enable to carry out investigations which were not possible before, either because of lack of sensitivity or because of the fact that they required too large samples.

Government Reports Annual Index

Government Reports Annual Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89051405553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radiation and Health

Radiation and Health
Author: Thormod Henriksen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780203166352
ISBN 13: 0203166353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation and Health Book Review:

Radiation and the effects of radioactivity have been known for more than 100 years. International research spanning this period has yielded a great deal of information about radiation and its biological effects and this activity has resulted in the discovery of many applications in medicine and industry including cancer therapy, medical diagnostics

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament
Author: Thomas E. Baca,Tadeusz Florkowski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780792362029
ISBN 13: 0792362020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament Book Review:

This book draws together recognized experts from numerous institutions in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and North America. Nuclear facility decontamination and decommissioning, waste treatment, management and disposal, long-term monitoring and surveillance, and prevention of proliferation are the primary topics discussed, including critical assessments of the existing knowledge and identification of the needs for future collaboration. Proposals are presented for a variety of national and international agencies, and preliminary business plans developed for collaboration with private companies. A network of international projects needs to be financed since it is such projects that will ultimately ease tensions, help solve nuclear waste contamination and security problems, and help pave the road toward nuclear weapons disarmament.

World Soil Resources and Food Security

World Soil Resources and Food Security
Author: Rattan Lal,B.A. Stewart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439844518
ISBN 13: 9781439844519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Soil Resources and Food Security Book Review:

Soil-The Basis of All Terrestrial LifeAncient civilizations and cultures-Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze-were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic development and essential to human well-being. The quality of

Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine

Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine
Author: Gopal B. Saha
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475734972
ISBN 13: 9781475734973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine Book Review:

Supplemented with tables and illustrations throughout, each chapter provides readers with well-delineated descriptions of the different aspects of physics and radiation biology related to nuclear medicine. The last edition was successful and highly acclaimed, as Dr. Saha made many complex concepts readily understandable for residents, students and practitioners in nuclear medicine. This second edition serves as an excellent text for nuclear medicine residents and technology students to prepare for their Board and Registry examinations. Special features include: Statistical tests: The Chi-Square test, the student t-test and linear regression; Internal dosimetry based on uptake variation; Digital computers: Data acquisition, filters, data processing; Coincidence detector gamma camera; Expanded chapter on radiation biology; Criteria for patient release and breast feeding; DOT regulations.

Radioanalytical Chemistry

Radioanalytical Chemistry
Author: Bernd Kahn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 0387341234
ISBN 13: 9780387341231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radioanalytical Chemistry Book Review:

This work is a comprehensive and much-needed tool for the teaching and practice of radioanalytical chemistry. It encompasses a concise theoretical background, laboratory work, and data interpretation. It also contains chapters on the most current and visible applications of radioanalytical techniques. Its emphasis on the practical aspects on laboratory setup and operation make it a valuable tool for training professionals and students alike.

Practical Nuclear Medicine

Practical Nuclear Medicine
Author: Peter F. Sharp,Howard G. Gemmell,Alison D. Murray
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2006-10-27
ISBN 10: 1846280184
ISBN 13: 9781846280184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Nuclear Medicine Book Review:

This book is an essential guide for all practitioners. The emphasis throughout is on the practice of nuclear medicine. Primarily aimed at the radiologist, physician, physicist or technologist starting in nuclear medicine, it will also appeal to more experienced practitioners who are keen to stay up-to-date. The practical approach with tables as "recipes" for acquisition protocols means it is essential for any departmental shelf. 3rd edition expanded - now covering areas of development in nuclear medicine, such as PET and other methods of tumour imaging, data processing. All illustrations are up-to-date to reflect current standards of image quality.

Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 8015
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 9781441904263
ISBN 13: 1441904263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology Book Review:

Archaeology – the study of human cultures through the analysis and interpretation of artefacts and material remains – continues to captivate and engage people on a local and global level. Internationally celebrated heritage sites such as the pyramids—both Egyptian and Mayan—Lascaux caves, and the statues of Easter Island provide insights into our ancestors and their actions and motivation. But there is much more to archaeology than famous sites. Ask any archaeologist about their job and they will touch on archaeological theory, chemistry, geology, history, classical studies, museum studies, ethical practice, and survey methods, along with the analysis and interpretation of artefacts and sites. Archaeology is a much broader subject than its public image and branches into many other fields in the social and physical sciences. This multi-volume work provides a comprehensive and systematic coverage of archaeology that is unprecedented, not only in terms of the use of multi-media, but also in terms of content. It encompasses the breadth of the subject along with key aspects that are tapped from other disciplines. It includes all time periods and regions of the world and all stages of human development. Mostly importantly, this encyclopedia includes the knowledge of leading scholars from around the world. The entries in this encyclopedia range from succinct summaries of specific sites and the scientific aspects of archaeological enquiry to detailed discussions of archaeological concepts, theories and methods, and from investigations into the social, ethical and political dimensions of archaeological practice to biographies of leading archaeologists from throughout the world. The different forms of archaeology are explored, along with the techniques used for each and the challenges, concerns and issues that face archaeologists today. The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology has two outstanding innovations. The first is that scholars were able to submit entries in their own language. Over 300,000 words have been translated from French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish and Russian. Many of these entries are by scholars who are publishing in English for the first time. This compendium is both a print reference and an online reference work. The encyclopedia’s second major innovation is that it harnesses the capabilities of an online environment, enhancing both the presentation and dissemination of information. Most particularly, the continuous updating allowed by an online environment should ensure that the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology is a definitive reference work for archaeology and archaeologists.

New Techniques for the Detection of Nuclear and Radioactive Agents

New Techniques for the Detection of Nuclear and Radioactive Agents
Author: Gul Asiye Aycik
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 1402095988
ISBN 13: 9781402095986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Techniques for the Detection of Nuclear and Radioactive Agents Book Review:

Nuclear and radioactive agents are considerable concerns especially after the early 1990s and more attention has been focused on the radiation detection technologies. This book comprises the selected presentations of NATO Advanced Training Course held 26-30 May 2008 in Mugla, Turkey. The contributions represent a wide range of documents related to control, monitoring and measurement methods of nuclear / radioactive isotopes and agents for both fundamental and applied works dealing with their use for different purposes. This book presents environmental data from many locations of different countries and also contains the contributions in the detection/monitoring programs of some authors from CIS countries. The basic goal of this book is to deal with recent developments and applications of environmental monitoring and measurement techniques of environmental radionuclides and nuclear agents as well as the auxiliary techniques. The many recent examples contributed by authors will be useful in monitoring/ measurement studies of radioactive/nuclear agents in the present environment, and can help, not only in carrying out outdoor and laboratory experiments, but also in protection of possible sources of radionuclides and nuclear agents. Especially the contributions of experts and specialists involved in this book assured the highest level of knowledge in the field of techniques for the detection of radioactive and nuclear agents.

International Aerospace Abstracts

International Aerospace Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015057250212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring Role of Material

Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring  Role of Material
Author: D. Pooja,Praveen Kumar,Pardeep Singh,Sandip Patil
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 981150671X
ISBN 13: 9789811506710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors in Water Pollutants Monitoring Role of Material Book Review:

This book discusses the sensitivity, selectivity, and response times of different sensor materials and their potential application in the design of portable sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants and remediation systems. Beginning with an overview on water pollutants and analytical methods for their detection, the book then moves on to describing the advances in sensor materials research, and the scope for their use in different types of sensors. The book lays emphasis on techniques such as colorimetric, fluorescence, electrochemical, and biological sensing of conventional and emerging pollutants. This book will serve as a handy guide for students, researchers, and professional engineers working in the field of sensor systems for monitoring water pollutants to address various challenges.