TY - CHAP A1 - Godwin Okereafor A2 - Elizabeth Makhatha A3 - Lukhanyo Mekuto A4 - Vuyo Mavumengwana ED1 - Mario Alfonso Murillo-Tovar ED2 - Hugo Saldarriaga-NoreƱa ED3 - Agnieszka Saeid Y1 - 2021-01-07 PY - 2021 T1 - Mobility of Trace Element Contaminants from Abandoned Gold Mine Dump to Stream Waters in an Agricultural Active Area N2 - The occurrence of heavy metals in the environment, even in traces, represents a severe risk for the ecosystems and can be dangerous to human health. However, a better understanding of the main aspects involved is still needed to reduce its negative impact on the environment and health. This book covers the recent methods used for the evaluation of heavy metal pollution and the identification of its sources, descriptions of some of the processes involved in its mobility and transport, attempts to address health and environmental effects of heavy metals pollution, and presents alternative technologies for its removal and remediation from environmental samples. Therefore, this book is recommended for experts in the comprehensive management of metal contamination in different environmental compartments. BT - Trace Metals in the Environment SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90818 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90818 SN - 978-1-83880-332-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-02-27 ER -