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The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup
(2-Volume Set)

Editor-in-Chief: Robert A. Meyers
Editor: Diane Kender Dittrick

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  • ISBN: 0-471-31612-1
    Pages: 1890
    Published: March 1999

    Table of Contents


    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


    Acid Mine Drainage
    Acid Rain
    Activated Carbon Adsorption Fundamentals
    Activation Analysis
    Air Monitoring, Optical Spectroscopic Methods
    Air Permitting
    Air Pollution
    Air Pollution Control for Stationary Sources
    Air Pollution Control, Catalytic
    Air Quality Modeling
    Air Sampling Instruments
    Air Toxic Control Strategies for Utilities
    Alcohol Fuels: Ethanol
    Alcohol Fuels: Methanol
    Aquatic Sediment Sampling
    Asbestos, Analysis of
    Atmospheric Aerosols: Methods of Analysis
    Atmospheric Aerosols: Size Distributions
    Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Hydride Generation
    Automobile Emissions, On Road
    Automotive Engines and Vehicles
    Automotive Plastics, Environmental Compatibility and Recycling


    Bioanalytical Methods
    Biodegradable Polymers
    Biohazardous Waste
    Biological Materials, Analyses of Hazardous Substances
    Biosensor Technology for Environmental Measurement
    Biosolids Management, Use and Disposal
    Brine-Impacted Soils, Remediation
    BTEX Quantitation in Oils by GC/MS
    Buried Radioactive Waste


    Carbon Dioxide Recovery from Fossil-Fueled Power Plants
    Carbonaceous BOD and Suspended Solids, Removal from Municipal Wastewater
    Carcinogens: Identification and Risk Assessment
    Carcinogens: Monitoring of Indoor Air
    Chemical Warfare Agents
    Chemical Weapons Convention, NMR Analysis
    Chlorinated Ethenes, Anaerobic Bioremediation
    Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, Destruction of
    Chlorofluorocarbon Replacements, Applications of
    Chlorofluorocarbons, Destruction of
    Chromatography/ Plasma Mass Spectrometry
    Chromium (VI) in Soils
    Chromium, Environmental Analytical Chemistry
    Clean Air Act Regulations and Implementation
    Climate — Biosphere Interactions
    Climate System Models, Land — Atmosphere Interactions
    Coal Preparation
    Cone Penetrometer-Deployed Chemical Sensors
    Countercurrent Chromatography
    Crude Oil Biodegradation


    Detection and Quantification of Environmental Pollutants
    Dioxin Emissions Inventory
    Dioxin-like Compounds, Screening Assays
    Drilling Waste Management
    Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts
    Dust, Measurement of Trace Elements in
    Dyes and Pigments, Environmental Analytical Chemistry


    Earth Surface Monitoring from Space
    Ecological Toxicity Testing
    Ecozones, Global
    Electric and Magnetic Fields
    Electric Cars, Environmental Effects
    Electroanalysis in Environmental Analysis
    Electrochemical Remediation of Soils
    Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
    Elemental Pollution in Air
    Environmental Impact Statements
    Explosives Contamination, Determination in Water and Soil


    Fenton's Chemistry in Wastewater Treatment
    Field Analytics, Dynamic Work Plans
    Field Portable Instrumentation
    Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    Fluorescent Signatures in Environmental Analysis
    Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Global Context
    Formaldehyde in the Environment
    Fungal Technologies for Hazardous Waste Treatment


    Gamma Ray Activation Analysis
    Gas Cleanup, Absorption
    Geochemistry, Environmental
    Groundwater and Soil Remediation
    Groundwater Monitoring
    Groundwater Treatment of Explosives Contamination
    Groundwater Treatment of Nitrate Contamination
    Groundwater, Transport and Remediation of Chemicals in


    Hazardous Materials Transportation
    Hazardous Waste: Cost Control
    Hazardous Waste: Incineration
    Hazardous Waste: Planning
    Hazardous Waste: Solidification and Stabilization
    Heavy-Metal Ions, Removal From Wastewater
    Herbicide Residues in Biota, Determination
    Household Hazardous Material Management
    Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere


    Immunoassay, Environmental
    Indoor Air Risk Assessment and Management
    Inductively Coupled Plasma — Atomic Emission Spectrometry
    Inductively Coupled Plasma — Mass Spectrometry
    Industrial Waste Dumps, Sampling and Analysis
    Infrared Spectroscopy
    Ion Chromatography


    Laboratory Hazardous Waste Destruction
    Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management
    Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
    Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    Lead Levels in Soil
    Lead-Based Paint: Hazard Mitigation
    Lead-Based Paint: Testing


    Marine Pollution
    Mass Spectrometry
    Mass Spectrometry, Inorganic
    Mass Spectrometry, Quadrupole Ion Trap
    Membranes for Treatment of Hazardous Wastewater
    Mercury Deposition, Atmospheric Monitoring
    Mercury, Determination in the Environment
    Metals, Toxicology
    Microbial Quality of Drinking Water
    Military Toxic Materials, Destruction of
    Minimum Additive Waste Stabilization
    Modeling Atmospheric Dispersion
    Molecular Biology, Environmental Applications
    Molecular Markers of Anthropogenic Waste
    Municipal Environmental Compliance
    Municipal Waste-to-Energy Technology
    Mutational Spectra Technology


    Nitrogen Removal from Municipal Wastewater
    Nitrous Acid Generation, Fate, and Detection
    Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Control
    Nuclear Detectors and Methods for Environmental Analysis
    Nuclear Fuel Reserves and Production
    Nuclear Materials Processing, Waste Reduction
    Nuclear Power
    Nuclear Power Facilities Safety
    Nuclear Reactor Types
    Nuclear Waste Management


    Ocean—Atmosphere Interactions
    Oil Spill Containment, Terrestrial
    Oil Spill Remote Sensors
    Organic Carbon, Analysis Methods for Aqueous Samples
    Organic Contaminants in Fresh Water: Distribution and Fate
    OSHA Standards, Sampling and Measurements
    Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Detection
    Oxygenated Fuel Additives and Their Health Effects
    Oxygen-Enhanced Waste Incineration
    Ozonation in Water Treatment: Drinking Water
    Ozonation in Water Treatment: Wastewater
    Ozone Chemistry in Buildings


    Paper Recycling
    Partitioning Tracers for Soil Characterization
    Pathogens in Drinking Water
    Pentachlorophenol-Contaminated Soils, Bioremediation
    Permanganate Wastewater Treatment
    Pesticides: Environmental Fate
    Pesticides: Immunoassays
    Pesticides: Ranking by Environmental Impact
    Pesticides: Trace Analysis
    Petroleum Fuels Analysis for Meeting Regulatory Limits
    Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Environmental Analysis of
    Petroleum Sludge Treatment
    Petroleum, Enhanced Oil Recovery
    Plastics Among Nonplastics, Identification in Mixed Waste
    Plutonium Burning for Weapons Disposal
    Plutonium Management and Disposition
    Plutonium Storage
    Polluted Atmosphere Generation, Validation of
    Pollution Prevention Design
    Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Detection by Immunoassay
    Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Identification of Congeners
    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In the Environment
    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Determination of
    Pulp Mill Effluent Remediation
    Pump-and-Treat Technology, Aquifer Remediation


    Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring


    Radioactive Materials, Naturally Occurring
    Radioactive Waste, Separation Technologies
    Radionuclides, Methods of Analysis
    Radioprotective Agents
    Radon in Buildings
    Raman Spectroscopy in Water Analysis
    Reclamation of Disturbed Lands
    Recycling Municipal Solid Waste
    Refinery Wastewater, Toxicity Reduction
    Remote Sensing Data Systems and Networks
    Reverse Osmosis
    Risk Assessment


    Salt Waste in Oil and Gas Production, Remediation
    Sample Size for Site Investigation
    Sediments, Management and Remediation of Contamination
    Selenium Immobilization in Wastewater Remediation
    Selenium Speciation in Natural Waters
    Site Characterization, Expedited
    Site Cleanup, Cost and Risk Control
    Smoldering Biomass Fuels, Measuring and Modeling
    Soil and Water Quality in Agriculture, Assessing and Improving
    Soil as an Ecosystem
    Soil Decontamination by Supercritical Water Oxidation
    Soil Quality, Analytical Methods for its Characterization
    Soil Remediation by Air Sparging
    Soil Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
    Soil Thermal Decontamination: Fundamentals
    Soil Vapor Extraction
    Soil Water and Groundwater Sampling
    Soil Sorption of Organic Pollutants and Pesticides
    Solid-Phase Microextraction
    Sorptive Barriers for Groundwater Remediation
    Stormwater Management, Municipal
    Subsurface Containment Barrier Integrity, Verification of
    Subsurface Remediation, Iron Metal for
    Supercritical Fluid Extraction for Soil Remediation
    Supercritical Water Oxidation
    Supercritical Water Oxidation: Wastewater and Sludge Remediation


    Thin-Layer Chromatography
    Tires, Open Burning
    Tobacco Smoke, Cadmium as a Marker in
    Trace Metal Emissions from Coal Utilization
    Trichloroethylene or Perchloroethylene Contamination, Remediation of
    Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography


    Underground Fuel Spills, Source Identification


    Validation of Environmental Data
    Vanadium Speciation Analytical Methods
    Vitrification, Plasma Arc
    Volatile Organic Compounds: Control at Industrial Plants
    Volatile Organic Compounds: In Wastewater, Removal and Recovery
    Volatile Organic Compounds: On-Line Monitoring Techniques


    Waste Generation
    Wastes, Industrial
    Wastewater: Microbiology
    Wastewater: Reclamation and Reuse
    Water Pollution Toxicology


    The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup is a two-volume, 1800-page set that provides an introduction to environmental science, environmental technology, and environmental issues in a finely crafted collection of some 230 articles.

    This work is based on the highly regarded eight-volume, 5400-page Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and remediation, edited by Dr. Robert A. Meyers and published by John Wiley in 1998. The condensed set aims to maintain the high quality of articles on environmental topics and retain the information of greatest interest, while bringing this information to the widest possible audience, including readers having limited scientific training. In his role as its Editor, Dr. Meyers served as the guiding force for the "Unabridged Encyclopedia." He continued to lend his expertise to the series by planning, selecting, and shaping material for this condensed work.

    The critical operation of the condensation of the material and the fine-tuning of the selection process were admirably carried out by the Editor of this work, Diane Kender Dittrick, Laboratory Director, Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College. Her extensive experience includes university teaching, science writing, and various positions in the reference-book publishing industry.

    This Concise encyclopedia focuses more on describing pollution and cleanup and less on specialized specific analytical techniques. By doing so, the work—even though it is condensed, compact, and economic—can emphasize areas of general interest such as pollution in the biosphere, air pollution and its control, the cleanup of hazardous waste, water reclamation, and environmental regulation. This condensed work contains lengthy survey articles on many important topics: coal; ecozones; environmental geochemistry; field-portable instrumentation; groundwater and soil remediation; groundwater transport; hydrocarbons in the atmosphere; nuclear reactors; ocean-atmosphere interactions; petroleum fuels analysis; risk assessment; sediments, management and remediation of contamination; soil and water quality in agriculture; soil as an ecosystem; and wastewater reclamation and reuse.

    Features of this Encyclopedia include a large number of illustrations and tables, sizeable bibliographies for each article, with these bibliographic entries keyed to the text; extensive cross-referencing, both within the article text and as separate cross-reference entries to direct the reader to information on the indicated subject; and an extensive subject index to allow the reader to find appropriate information no matter what initial term is sought. A total of 14 color photographs have been added to the Encyclopedia to explain, emphasize, and illustrate key concepts more fully.

    As Professor Frederick Seitz indicates in the Foreword, "One of the remarkable features of the last half of the twentieth century has been the gradual but steadfast rise of general interest in environmental science, technology, and practice.

    The Wiley Encyclopedia of Environmental Pollution and Cleanup should earn a place on many bookshelves, particularly those in public, high school, and college libraries, where it can serve as a useful and handy reference on the environment."

    Arthur Biderman
    Executive Editor

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