Comprehensive and multidisciplinary presentation of the current trends in trace elements for human, animals, plants, and the environment
This reference provides the latest research into the presence, characterization, and applications of trace elements and their role in humans, animals, and plants as well as their use in developing novel, functional feeds, foods, and fertilizers. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, describing the biological and industrial applications of trace elements. It covers various topics, such as the occurrence, role, and monitoring of trace elements and their characterization, as well as applications from the preliminary research to laboratory trials.
Recent Advances in Trace Elements focuses on the introduction and prospects of trace elements; tackles environmental aspects such as sources of emission, methods of monitoring, and treatment/remediation processes; goes over the biological role of trace elements in plants, animals, and human organisms; and discusses the relevance of biomedical applications and commercialization.
- A compendium of recent knowledge in interdisciplinary trace element research
- Uniquely covers production and characterization of trace elements, as well as the industrial and biomedical aspects of their use
- Paves the way for the development of innovative products in diverse fields, including pharmaceuticals, food, environment, and materials science
- Edited by well–known experts in the field of trace elements with contributions from international specialists from a wide range of areas
Unique in presenting comprehensive and multidisciplinary information of the key aspects of trace elements research in a digestible form, this book is essential reading for the novice and expert in the fields of environmental science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical science, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical sciences. It is also valuable for companies that implement new products incorporating trace elements to the market.
List of Contributors ix
1 Introduction 1Katarzyna Chojnacka
2 Historical Aspects 11Henryk Górecki and Katarzyna Chojnacka
3 Modern Analytical Methods of Speciation and Determination of Trace Elements in Inorganic, Organic, and Biological Samples 33Bogus aw Buszewski, Wojciech Piekoszewski, Pawe Pomastowski, Katarzyna Rafi ska, Mateusz Sugajski, and Tomasz Kowalkowski
4 Trace Elements in the Environment Law, Regulations, Monitoring and Biomonitoring Methods 61El bieta Ma kiewicz, Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, and Ma gorzata Iwona Szynkowska
5 Problems of Trace Elements in Water and Wastewater Treatment 105Karol Pokomeda, Anna Dawiec Li niewska, Daria Podstawczyk, Macarena Rodriguez Guerra Pedregal, Barbara Ortega Barcelo, and Anna Witek Krowiak
6 Trace Elements in Agricultural and Industrial Wastes 121Aneta Wi niewska, Agnieszka Saeid, and Katarzyna Chojnacka
7 Trace Elements in Aquatic Environments 143Piotr Konieczka, Bart omiej Cie lik, and Jacek Namie nik
8 Trace Metals in Soils: A Review of Methods for Monitoring Trace Metals in Soils 161Philiswa N. Nomngongo, Joseph M. Matong, and Tshimangandzo S. Munonde
9 The Role of Trace Elements in Living Organisms 177El bieta Gumienna Kontecka, Magdalena Rowi ska yrek, and Marek uczkowski
10 Fluorine and Silicon as Essential and Toxic Trace Elements 207Izabela Michalak and Katarzyna Chojnacka
11 Biological Functions of Cadmium, Nickel, Vanadium, and Tungsten 219Agnieszka Dmytryk, ukasz Tuhy, Mateusz Samoraj, and Katarzyna Chojnacka
12 Biosorption of Trace Elements 235Inga Zinicovscaia
13 Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Trace Elements in the Environment 251Ma gorzata Iwona Szynkowska, Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, and El bieta Ma kiewicz
14 Hydrometallurgy and Bio crystallization of Metals by Microorganisms 277Zygmunt Sadowski and Agnieszka Pawlowska
15 Trace Elements as Fertilizer Micronutrients 299Izabela Michalak, Agnieszka Saeid, Katarzyna Chojnacka, and Mateusz Gramza
16 Trace Elements in Animal Nutrition 319 ukasz Tuhy, Agnieszka Dmytryk, Mateusz Samoraj, and Katarzyna Chojnacka
17 Trace Elements in Human Nutrition 339Klaudia Konikowska and Anna Mandecka
18 Trace Elements in Human Health 373Renata Mozrzymas
19 Spirulina as a Raw Material for Products Containing Trace Elements 403Liliana Cepoi, Tatiana Chiriac, Ludmila Rudi, Svetlana Djur, Liliana Zosim, Valentina Bulimaga, Ludmila Batir, Daniela Elenciuc, and Valery Rudic
20 Dietary Food and Feed Supplements with Trace Elements 421Athanasios C. Pappas, Katarzyna Godlewska, and Peter F. Surai
21 Biofortification of Food with Trace Elements 443Mateusz Samoraj, ukasz Tuhy, Agnieszka Dmytryk, and Katarzyna Chojnacka
22 Biomarkers of Trace Element Status 457Katarzyna Chojnacka and Marcin Mikulewicz
23 Human Exposure to Trace Elements from Dental Biomaterials 469Marcin Mikulewicz and Katarzyna Chojnacka
24 Industrial Use of Trace Elements and their Impact on the Workplace and the Environment 481Piotr Rusek and Marzena Mikos Szyma ska
25 Speciation of Trace Elements and its Importance in Environmental and Biomedical Sciences 501Aleksandra Pawlaczyk, El bieta Ma kiewicz, and Ma gorzata Iwona Szynkowska
26 Trace Elements A Threat or Benefit? 545Katarzyna Chojnacka, Izabela Michalak, Agnieszka Saeid, Katarzyna Godlewska, ukasz Tuhy, Mateusz Samoraj, Agnieszka Dmytryk, and Aneta Wi niewska
About the Editors
Katarzyna Chojnacka, Faculty of Chemistry at Wroc aw University of Science and Technology, Poland.
Agnieszka Saeid, Faculty of Chemistry at Wroc aw University of Science and Technology, Poland.