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Elements of Environmental Chemistry

ISBN: 978-0-470-14044-4
224 pages
June 2007
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The basics of environmental chemistry and a toolbox for solving problems

Elements of Environmental Chemistry uses real-world examples to help readers master the quantitative aspects of environmental chemistry. Complex environmental issues are presented in simple terms to help readers grasp the basics and solve relevant problems. Topics covered include: steady- and non-steady-state modeling, chemical kinetics, stratospheric ozone, photochemical smog, the greenhouse effect, carbonate equilibria, the application of partition coefficients, pesticides, and toxic metals. Numerous sample problems help readers apply their skills. An interactive textbook for students, this is also a great refresher course for practitioners.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Simple Tool Skills.

1. 1. Unit Conversions.

1. 2. Estimating.

1. 3. Ideal Gas Law.

1. 4. Stoichiometry.

1. 5. Problem Set.

Chapter 2. Mass Balance.

2. 1. Steady-State Mass Balance.

2. 1. 1. Flows, Stocks, and Residence Times.

2. 1. 2. Adding Multiple Flows.

2. 1. 3. Fluxes are Not Flows!

2. 2. Non-Steady-State Mass Balance.

2. 2. 1. Up-Going Curve.

2. 2. 2. Down-Going Curve.

2. 2. 3. Working with Real Data.

2. 2. 4. Second Order Reactions.

2. 3. Problem Set.

Chapter 3. Atmospheric Chemistry.

3. 1. Light.

3. 2. Atmospheric Structure.

3. 3. Ozone.

3. 3. 1. Introduction to Ozone.

3. 3. 2. The NO/NO2 Pathway.

3. 3. 2. The OH/OOH Pathway.

3. 3. 3. The Cl/OCl Pathway.

3. 4. Chemical Kinetics.

3. 4. 1. Pseudo Steady State Example.

3. 4. 2. Arrhenius Equation.

3. 4. 3. Chapman Reaction Kinetics.

3. 5. Smog.

3. 6. Greenhouse Effect.

3. 7. Problem Set.

Chapter 4. CO2 Equilibria.

4. 1. Pure Rain.

4. 2. Polluted Rain.

4. 3. Surface Water.

4. 4. Problem Set .

Chapter 5. Fates of Organic Compounds.

5. 1. Vapor Pressure.

5. 2. Water Solubility.

5. 3. Henry’s Law Constant.

5. 4. Partition Coefficients.

5. 5. Lipophilicity.

5. 6. Fish Partition Coefficients.

5. 7. Adsorption.

5. 8. Water-Air Transfer.

5. 9. Problem Set.

Chapter 6. Toxic Environmental Compounds.

6. 1. Pesticides.

6. 1. 1. Diphenylmethane Analogues.

6. 1. 2. Hexachlorocyclohexanes.

6. 1. 3. Hexachlorocyclopentadienes.

6. 1. 4. Phosphorous Containing Insecticides.

6. 1. 4. 1. Phosphates.

6. 1. 4. 2. Phosphorothioates.

6. 1. 4. 3. Phosphorodithioates.

6. 1. 5. Carbamates .

6. 1. 6. Natural Product Simulants.

6. 1. 7. Phenoxyacetic Acids.

6. 1. 8. Nitroanilines.

6. 1. 9. Triazines.

6. 1. 10. Acetanilides.

6. 1. 11. Fungicides.

6. 2. Mercury.

6. 3. Lead.

6. 4. Problem Set.

Answers to the problem sets.

Index.

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Author Information

Ronald A. Hites, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, where he is a senior faculty member of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. A past president of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Dr. Hites is an Associate Editor of thejournal of Environmental Science and Technology and a winner of the American Chemical Society's Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry's Founders Award.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Covers material sufficient for a one-semester course in Environmental Chemistry
  • Contains two sections on Tool Skills to lay the groundwork for solving complex problems
  • Uses real-world problems to help students master the use of numbers
  • Offers instructions on how to solve problems, immediately followed by actual problems for students to solve
  • Written in a conversational style that appeals to students
  • Breaks down problems to their simplest elements and approaches each one-by-one until it is possible to make assumptions and approximations
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Reviews

"Die Starke des Bandchens liegt auf der Berechnung der qualitativen Zusammenhange. In jedem Kapitel wird hierzu ein Beispiel exemplarisch gerechnet, es schlie?en sich dann jeweils 15 bis 20 weitere, didaktisch gut ausgewahlte Fragen an, die Losungen findet der Leser am Ende."
Angewandte Chemie, 2008, 120
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