TY - CHAP A1 - Eduardo Alberto López-Maldonado A2 - Mercedes Teresita Oropeza-Guzmán ED1 - Hosam El-Din M. Saleh ED2 - Refaat F. Aglan Y1 - 2018-06-27 PY - 2018 T1 - Strategic Design of Heavy Metals Removal Agents through Zeta Potential Measurements N2 - Fundamental societal changes resulted from the necessity of people to get organized in mining, transporting, processing, and circulating the heavy metals and their follow-up products, which in consequence resulted in a differentiation of society into diversified professions and even societal strata. Heavy metals are highly demanded technological materials, which drive welfare and progress of the human society, and often play essential metabolic roles. However, their eminent toxicity challenges the field of chemistry, physics, engineering, cleaner production, electronics, metabolomics, botany, biotechnology, and microbiology in an interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial manner. Today, all these scientific disciplines are called to dedicate their efforts in a synergistic way to avoid exposure of heavy metals into the eco- and biosphere, to reliably monitor and quantify heavy metal contamination, and to foster the development of novel strategies to remediate damage caused by heavy metals. BT - Heavy Metals SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74053 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.74053 SN - 978-1-78923-361-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-01-20 ER -