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Environmental Oxidants

ISBN: 978-0-471-57928-1
630 pages
June 1994
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Description

The chemical enigma that is both a pollutant and an antipollutant--and environmental science's newest cause celebre.oxidants Responsible for chemical reactions both harmful and benign, oxidants represent the sort of chemical puzzle that have scientists both concerned and fascinated. Implicated in deadly smog episodes and arteriosclerosis, oxidants have also played a major role in treating polluted waters and in certain anticancer drugs. A broad-based, up-to-date examination of the environmental chemistry and toxicology of oxidants, Environmental Oxidants is a compendium of the latest research being done in the field. Bringing together the work of noted researches, the book contains a detailed look at:
* Evolution, production, distribution, and fate of oxidants in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere
* Influence of human activities on oxidative processes in the atmosphere
* Oxidative stress at the cellular, systemic, and ecosystem levels
* Use of oxidants in wastewater treatment processes
A selective and incisive look at the current state of research on oxidants, Environmental Oxidants provides environmental scientists and engineers with an informative, detailed discussion of just how and why oxidants have emerged as a key issue in human health and environmental integrity.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Photosynthetic Oxygen Evolution (C. Yocum).

Oxidants in the Unpolluted Marine Atmosphere (A. Thompson).

Ozone Formation in Urban Plumes (I. Colbeck & A. MacKenzie).

The Impact of Dynamics and Transport on Stratospheric Ozone and Other Constituents (J. Austin).

Aqueous Sulfur(IV) Oxidation Revisited (L. Martin).

Oxidative Mechanisms of Phototoxity (R. Larson & K. Marley).

Effects of Ozone in Human Studies (N. Alexis, et al.).

Some Hematological Effects of Oxidants (O. Baskurt & S. Yavuzer).

Impact of Oxidants on a Forest Area Assessed with Dynamic Maps (W. Grossmann).

Alternative Attainment Criteria for a Secondary Federal Standard for Ozone (E. Lee, et al.).

Index.
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Author Information

About the editors JEROME O. NRIAGU is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. For many years he was a research scientist with the National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario. He is the editor of the Wiley Series in Advances in Environmental Science and Technology and has edited, among many other volumes, Nickel and Human Health, Food Contamination from Environmental Sources, Gaseous Pollutants, and Aquatic Toxicology. Dr. Nriagu received BSc and DSc degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in leading geochemical and environmental science journals and has received a number of awards for his work. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. MILAGROS S. SIMMONS is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, the University of Michigan, and an associate research chemist at the Center for Great Lakes Research at the University of Michigan. She is a coeditor of Food Contamination from Environmental Sources and Toxic Contaminants in the Great Lakes. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, Inter: American Chemical Society, Inter: American Photochemical Society, and the Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry. Dr. Simmons received her BSc in chemistry from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, the Philippines, and her MS and PhD in chemistry from Wayne State University. She has published extensively in the area of environmental photochemistry, the fate and effects of organic pollutants, and environmental analytical chemistry.
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