INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONSoil not only records natural processes but also reflects human activities (e.g., land use change) in the present as well as the past (1). Soils are one of the main ultimate sinks for contaminants and facilitate three major aspects of chemical degradation: i) soil nutrient mining/depletion (because of soil erosion); ii) salinization (because of inadequately maintained irrigation systems); and iii) contamination (1, 2). Soil organisms and dynamic processes are highly susceptible to many contaminants, but usually very slow as in the case of diffuse contamination via a…
Citation
Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Dist.M.ASCE; Tian C. Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE; Satinder Kaur Brar, Ph.D.; Krishnamoorthy Hegde, Ph.D.; Rama Pulicharla, Ph.D.; Mausam Verma, Ph.D.: Handbook of Environmental Engineering. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018), AccessEngineering Export