Search for dissertations about: "heavy metals"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 186 swedish dissertations containing the words heavy metals.

  1. 1. Urban heavy metals : Stocks and flows

    Author : Louise Sörme; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Heavy metais; urban areas; Substance flow analysis; inflow; stock; outflow; diffuse emisson; waste; wastewater treatment plant; legislation; Tungmetaller; miljöaspekter; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : Levels of heavy metals in different media are high today, both in Stockholm and other urban areas. Where do the metals come from? Production emissions and point sources are not the answer, since earlier research has shown that production emissions are lower than emission from goods during use (the diffuse emission). READ MORE

  2. 2. Road traffic metals : sources and emissions

    Author : David Hjortenkrans; Bo Bergbäck; Per-Arne Malmqvist; Högskolan i Kalmar; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Emission patterns; Heavy metals; Roadside soil; Sweden; Traffic; Sequential extractions; SFA; Environmental chemistry; Miljökemi; Environmental Chemistry; Miljökemi;

    Abstract : As the environmental regulations and technical progress have forced the factories’ old “end of pipe” solutions to improve, the metal emissions from point sources have decreased. Instead, the diffuse consumption emissions from goods in use now are in focus. READ MORE

  3. 3. Heavy metals in municipal solid waste deposits

    Author : Peter Flyhammar; Institutioner vid LTH; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; teknisk geologi; Hydrogeologi; geographical and geological engineering; Hydrogeology; substrate; transformation; emission; environment; MSW; heavy metals; accumulation; teknisk geografi; Geophysics; physical oceanography; meteorology; Geofysik; fysisk oceanografi; meteorologi; Environmental technology; pollution control; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp;

    Abstract : Extensive use of heavy metals in modern society influences routes followed by fluxes on the surface of the Earth. The changed flow paths may be harmful for the balance of biological systems at different levels, micro-organisms, human beings and whole ecosystems, since the toxicity of heavy metals is determined by their concentrations and chemical forms. READ MORE

  4. 4. The trace of metals : Use, emissions and sediment load of urban heavy metals

    Author : Arne Jonsson; Linköpings universitet; []

    Abstract : Urban areas have been considered potential ecological hot spots for metal pollution. This is the result of three trends. First, the 20th century saw a rapid increase in the use of many materials, including metals, in the industrialized world. Second, urbanization has made towns and cities areas nodes of material flows. READ MORE

  5. 5. Predictive Modelling of Heavy Metals in Urban Lakes

    Author : Martin Lindström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Earth sciences; Predictive modelling; heavy metals; lakes; urban influences; Geovetenskap; Earth sciences; Geovetenskap; Sedimentology; sedimentologi;

    Abstract : Heavy metals are well-known environmental pollutants. In this thesis predictive models for heavy metals in urban lakes are discussed and new models presented. The base of predictive modelling is empirical data from field investigations of many ecosystems covering a wide range of ecosystem characteristics. READ MORE