Global Industrial Impacts of Heavy Metal Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is grappling with a significant environmental challenge - heavy metal pollution in its soil. The region's lack of preparedness, limited awareness, and inadequate data on the extent of soil pollution have hindered effective solutions. This pollution poses a severe threat to industrialization, agricultural productivity, and natural ecosystems, jeopardizing the region's development and food security. Global Industrial Impacts of Heavy Metal Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa offers a compelling solution to address the pressing issue of heavy metal pollution. Authored by experts Joan Nyika and Megersa Dinka, this comprehensive book brings together their experience in hydro-biogeochemistry, water resource engineering, and bioremediation. By delving into topics such as heavy metal chemistry, assessment methods, specific pollutants, and control approaches, the book equips researchers, policymakers, and environmental regulators with the knowledge and tools needed to tackle heavy metal pollution effectively. The book serves as a vital resource for understanding and combating heavy metal pollution. This groundbreaking book offers insights into the causes and consequences of heavy metal contamination in the region's soil. It provides practical guidance on assessment techniques, pollutant characterization, and strategies for controlling and preventing pollution. By empowering scholars and decision-makers with this knowledge, the book paves the way for sustainable development and environmental protection in Sub-Saharan Africa. With its comprehensive approach and actionable solutions, Global Industrial Impacts of Heavy Metal Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa addresses a critical need in the region. By emphasizing the importance of data-driven analysis and effective control measures, this book is an indispensable tool for researchers, policymakers, and environmental regulators dedicated to safeguarding Sub-Saharan Africa's ecosystems, industries, and agricultural systems from the detrimental effects of heavy metal pollution.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages406
ISBN (Electronic)9781668471180
ISBN (Print)9781668471166
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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