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Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-09525-5
402 pages
June 2004
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Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior demonstrates how the properties of a chemical determine its fate and distribution in the environment. Over the past thirty years the author has worked with colleagues on addressing problems associated with chemicals, particularly pesticides, and it has become evident how important a chemical perspective can be in understanding and minimizing these problems.
Now in a newly updated second edition, this accessible text requires only a basic understanding of chemistry. Classroom tested, it is an excellent resource for students and professionals working in environmental science, toxicology, chemistry, and engineering, as well as ecology, public health, agriculture, and forestry.
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Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

2. Physical Chemical Parameters.

3. Sorption.

4. Evaporation.

5. Absorption and Bioconcentration.

6. Photochemical Processes.

7. Redox Processes.

8. Hydroloysis.

9. Metabolic Transformation.

10. Synthesis.



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Author Information

IAN J. TINSLEY, PhD, is the former chair of the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University.
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"…a valuable text that will…[readers] understand the application of chemistry in the environmental area." (Energy Sources, June 2005)

"The book is well written, well referenced and the topics are logically developed." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, October 2004)

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