Pollution and pollutant transport in the geosphere - An introduction to the symposium

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0636ACF1A8ED
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Pollution and pollutant transport in the geosphere - An introduction to the symposium
Périodique
Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae
Auteur(s)
Hoehn E., Pfeifer H.R.
ISSN-L
0012-9402
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1994
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
87
Pages
311-319
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Environmental research in earth sciences is focused on the geosphere,
i.e. (1) waters and sediments of rivers, lakes and oceans, and (2) soils
and underlying shallow rock formations,both water-unsaturated and
-saturated. The subsurface is studied down to greater depths at sites
where waste repositories or tunnels are planned and mining activities
exist. In recent years, earth scientists have become more and more
involved in pollution problems related to their classical field of
interest, e.g. groundwater, ore deposits, or petroleum and non-metal
natural deposits (gravel, clay, cement precursors). Major pollutants
include chemical substances, radioactive isotopes and microorganisms.
Mechanisms which govern the transport of pollutants are of physical,
chemical (dissolution, precipitation, adsorption), or microbiological
(transformation) nature. Land-use planning must reflect a sustainable
development and sound scientific criteria. Today's environmental
pollution requires working teams with an interdisciplinary background in
earth sciences, hydrology, chemistry, biology, physics as well as
engineering. This symposium brought together for the first time in
Switzerland earth and soil scientists, physicists and chemists, to
present and discuss environmental issues concerning the geosphere.
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