TY - CHAP A1 - Om Prakash Bansal ED1 - Zinnat Ara Begum ED2 - Ismail M. M. Rahman ED3 - Hiroshi Hasegawa Y1 - 2019-03-20 PY - 2019 T1 - The Influence of Potentially Toxic Elements on Soil Biological and Chemical Properties N2 - The anthropogenic input of metals into the atmosphere is estimated to be one-to-three orders of magnitude higher than natural fluxes. Soil acts as the primary sink for anthropogenic metals among the environmental spheres. Most metals show indefinite persistence in the ecosphere due to resistance against microbial or chemical-assisted degradation. This edited book is an attempt to compile reviews and case studies from different researchers focusing on different aspects of soil contamination by metals and its subsequent remediation. The book's contents will be useful for researchers and strategists interested in the environmental aspects of soil contamination. BT - Metals in Soil SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.81348 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.81348 SN - 978-1-78985-776-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-21 ER -