Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments

Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments, 1st Edition

Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments, 1st Edition,Ravendra Naidu,ISBN9780444521699

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Key Features

  • Provides the latest information on developing concepts and definitions of bioavailability
  • Includes a discussion of bioavailability and ecotoxicity of contaminants and bioavailability of nutrients and agrichemicals for applications in agriculture
  • Analyzes tools for assessing bioavailability and the role of bioavailability in risk assessment and remediation


This book begins with an overview of current thinking on bioavailability, its definition, cutting-edge research in speciation and advancement in tools for assessing chemical bioavailability in the terrestrial environment. The second section of the book focuses on the role of chemical speciation in bioavailability. Section three addresses bioavailability and ecotoxicity of contaminants and leads into the next section on bioavailability of nutrients and agrichemicals. Subsequent sections provide an overview of tools currently being used and new cutting-edge techniques to assess contaminant bioavailability. The last section of the book builds on previous sections in relating bioavailability to risk assessment and how this could be used for managing risks associated with contaminated land.


Researchers and scientists in soil science, agricultural science, crop science, ecology, microbiology, and environmental microbiology

Ravendra Naidu

Affiliations and Expertise

Cooperative Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Mawson Lakes, South Australia

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