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Environmental Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition

Environmental Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition

René P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden

ISBN: 978-0-471-74399-6

Jun 2005

1328 pages

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Environmental Organic Chemistry focuses on environmental factors that govern the processes that determine the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered systems. The information discovered is then applied to quantitatively assessing the environmental behaviour of organic chemicals. Now in its 2nd edition this book takes a more holistic view on physical-chemical properties of organic compounds. It includes new topics that address aspects of gas/solid partitioning, bioaccumulation, and transformations in the atmosphere.
  • Structures chapters into basic and sophisticated sections
  • Contains illustrative examples, problems and case studies
  • Examines the fundamental aspects of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry - applied to environmentally relevant problems
  • Addresses problems and case studies in one volume

Part I: Introduction.

1. General Topic and Overview.

2. An Introduction to Environmental Organic Chemicals.

Part II: Equilibrium Partitioning Between Gaseous, Liquid, and Solid Phases.

3. Partitioning: Molecular Interactions and Thermodynamics.

4. Vapor Pressure.

5. Activity Coefficient and Solubility in Water.

6. Air-Organic Solvent and Air-Water Partitioning.

7. Organic Liquid-Water Partitioning.

8. Organic Acids and Bases: Acidity Constant and Partitioning Behavior.

9. Sorption I: General Introduction and Sorption Processes Involving Organic Matter.

10. Sorption II: Partitioning to Living Media - Bioaccumulation and Baseline Toxicity.

11. Sorption III: Sorption Processes Involving Inorganic Surfaces.

Part III: Transformation Processes.

12. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Transformation Reactions.

13. Chemical Transformations I: Hydrolysis and Reactions Involving Other Nucleophilic Species.

14. Chemical Transformations II: Redox Reactions.

15. Direct Photolysis.

16. Indirect Photolysis: Reactions with Photooxidants in Natural Waters and in the Atmosphere.

17. Biological Transformations.

Part IV: Modeling Tools: Transport and Reaction.

18. Transport by Random Motion.

19. Transport Through Boundaries.

20. Air-Water Exchange.

21. Box Models.

22. Models in Space and Time.

Part V: Environmental Systems and Case Studies.

23. Ponds, Lakes, and Oceans.

24. Rivers.

25. Groundwater.



Index (Subject Index, Compound Index, List of Illustrative Examples).

"…a comprehensive set of fundamental concepts that provides the quantitative tools necessary to evaluate the fate of the organic chemicals in the environment…" (Vadose Zone Journal, May 2007)

"…can be considered as the 'Bible of Organic Environmental Chemistry'…. will help to establish the subject discipline in the future" (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2004)

"…the authors have added substantially new material and improved the consistency of presentation in this second edition. This text should continue to be the leader in the field of environmental organic chemistry." (Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 80, No. 10, October 2003)