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The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry

The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry

Prof. Georg Schwedt

ISBN: 978-0-471-89954-9

Dec 2001

268 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$124.00

Description

"This excellent and most reasonably priced guide is essential reading and a valuable reference source" (The ROSPA Occupational Safety Health Jnl. March 2002)

The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry outlines the problems and issues facing the environmental chemist throughout the ecosystem. Presented as a ?pocket-atlas?, this useful guide provides a concise overview of environmental pollution in air, water and soil as well as strategies for environmental analysis. 

  • Unique format with text and illustrations on facing pages
  • Clear, full colour schematic diagrams making up 50% of the book
  • A ?must-have? for undergraduates/graduates in this field
Preface.

Introduction

MATERIALS CYCLES

Geochemical cycles

The carbon cycle

The nitrogen cycle

The sulphur cycle

The phosphorus cycle

Metal cycles

Special cycles

THE ATMOSPHERE

Physicochemical processes

Ecological photochemistry

Air pollution from combustion

Anthropogenous pollutants and their effects

Principles of air quality control

WATER

The Earth's water cycle

Chemistry in bodies of water

Processes for the preparation of drinking water

Basic principles of waste water chemistry and sewage treatment

SOIL

Basic principles of soil science

Physico- and biogeochemical processes

Metals and acid rain

Organic Contaminants

Methods for soil remediation

Chemistry and technology in landfills

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY OF SELECTED XENOBIOTICS AND HEAVY METALS

Pathways of pollutants, food chains and properties of materials

General decomposition pathways

Hydrocarbons: PAHs and PCBs

Dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans

Pesticides and tensides

Heavy metals and their species

PROBLEM- AND ACTIVITY-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Environmental analaysis - strategies and concepts

Ecotoxicological concepts for evaluating risk

Bibliography

Index
".... valuable addition to the range of available texts ..." (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 4 January 2002)

"a useful source of reference" (World Surface Coatings Abstracts, January 2002

"a useful primer" (Industry Environment, January-March 2002)

"...The format of the book, with abundant high-quality colour illustrations excellent..." (Chemistry & Industry,5 August 2002) 

"...This guide will be a must for undergraduate, graduate students taking environmental sciences course." (Int Jnl of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No.10 2002)

"…This nice little book is something you would like to posess at once, given the chance to look through it for a minute…" (Int Jnl of Environment and Pollution, Vol.19, No.1, 2003)

"...a small compendium covering a truly wide array of topics with a didactically well written and presented range..." (Environmental Geology, Vol 44(876). 2003)

  • Unique format with text and illustrations on facing pages
  • Clear, full colour schematic diagrams making up to 50% of the book
  • The book is presented in a highly accessible pocket-sized form
  • Comprehensive yet concise overview of environmental chemistry - ideal for a revision aid or introductory text