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Title: Assessment of Methods for Determining Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Soils: A Review
Authors: Kumpiene, Jurate
Giagnoni, Laura
Marschner, Bernd
Denys, Sebastien
Mench, Michel
Adriaensen, Kristin
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Puschenreiter, Markus
Renella, Giancarlo
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: PEDOSPHERE, 27(3), p. 389-406
Abstract: Trace element-contaminated soils (TECSs) are one of the consequences of the past industrial development worldwide. Excessive exposure to trace elements (TEs) represents a permanent threat to ecosystems and humans worldwide owing to the capacity of metal(loid)s to cross the cell membranes of living organisms and of human epithelia, and their interference with cell metabolism. Quantification of TE bioavailability in soils is complicated due to the polyphasic and reactive nature of soil constituents. To unravel critical factors controlling soil TE bioavailability and to quantify the ecological toxicity of TECSs, TEs are pivotal for evaluating excessive exposure or deficiencies and controlling the ecological risks. While current knowledge on TE bioavailability and related cumulative consequences is growing, the lack of an integrated use of this concept still hinders its utilization for a more holistic view of ecosystem vulnerability and risks for human health. Bioavailability is not generally included in models for decision making in the appraisal of TECS remediation options. In this review we describe the methods for determining the TE bioavailability and technological developments, gaps in current knowledge, and research needed to better understand how TE bioavailability can be controlled by sustainable TECS management altering key chemical properties, which would allow policy decisions for environmental protection and risk management.
Notes: [Kumpiene, Jurate] Lulea Univ Technol, Waste Sci & Technol, S-97187 Lulea, Sweden. [Giagnoni, Laura; Renella, Giancarlo] Univ Florence, Dept Agrifood Prod & Environm Sci, I-50144 Florence, Italy. [Marschner, Bernd] Ruhr Univ Bochum, D-44801 Bochum, Germany. [Denys, Sebastien] French Natl Inst Agr Res INRA, Joint Res Unit UMR Biodivers Genes & Communities, F-33405 Bordeaux, France. [Mench, Michel] Agence Natl Securite Sanit Apses, F-94700 Paris, France. [Adriaensen, Kristin] I CLEANTECH Vlaanderen, B-3530 Houthalen Helchteren, Belgium. [Vangronsveld, Jaco] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Puschenreiter, Markus] Univ Nat Resources & Life Sci Vienna, A-3430 Tulln, Austria.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24406
DOI: 10.1016/S1002-0160(17)60337-0
ISI #: 000405059600002
ISSN: 1002-0160
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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