Title: Tungsten in the Geo-environment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year of publication: 2009 
Availability: Land Contamination & Reclamation, Volume 17, number 1, 222 pages 
Author 1/Producer: Steven L. Larson (editor) 
Other Authors/Producers: Dimitris Dermatas (editor) 
Author / Producer Type: Media and publishers sector 
Publisher: EPP Publications Ltd 
Publisher City: 6 Eastbourne Road, London W4 3EB, UK 
ISBN: 09670513 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Short description: This collection of research papers presents academic, industrial and regulatory groups with current research on the sustainable use of this metal. This edition contains 20 papers by international contributors on geochemistry, analytical methodology, natural and anthropogenic occurrence, and toxicology and biological uptake. 
Long description: This collection of research on the subject of tungsten in the geo-environment presents a unique opportunity for academic, industrial and regulatory groups to have at their disposal current research that augments the decision-making knowledge base on the sustainable use of this unique metal. Since the invention of the incandescent bulb, the unique properties of tungsten and tungsten-based materials have been capitalized on for a number of uses. Interestingly, in some recent cases tungsten uses are distributive, in that they represent direct deposition of tungsten and tungsten-based materials into soils or waters. The underlying premise for designing for distributive uses of tungsten was that tungsten was insoluble and non-reactive in the geo-environment, as, until recently, little was known about tungsten’s geo-environmental behavior. Dermatas and colleagues found tungsten to be quite soluble and potentially reactive in the geo-environment, thus initiating a string of research that led to the present collection. 
Submitted By: Mr Marc Pomel WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/05/2009

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