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The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry

  • ID: 2181470
  • Book
  • 268 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The fate of contaminants in the environment, in particular, the transfer processes of pollutants between different compartments of the ecosystem, are still not very well understood. The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry outlines the problems and issues facing the environmental chemist throughout the ecosystem, providing a concise overview of environmental pollution in air, water and soil. The book also includes a chapter on strategies for environmental analysis.

This "pocket atlas" translated from the highly successful German edition Taschenatlas der Umweltchemie, is unique in its graphical representation and condensed format. The quality and appeal of the full–colour diagrams are unmatched. It follows up the Essential Guide to Analytical Chemistry by the same author, and also very well received by readers.

Key features include:

∗ Unique format with text and illustrations on facing pages

∗ Clear, full colour schematic diagrams making up 50% of the book

∗ A highly readable pocket–sized presentation

∗ Comprehensive yet concise overview of environmental chemistry – ideal as a revision aid or introductory text

The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry will be a "must–have" for undergraduates/graduates taking environmental chemistry, science and management courses. It will also be an extremely valuable guide for environmental consultants, workers in public bodies responsible for monitoring environmental pollution e.g. river auhtorities, environmental protection agencies; for tose in industries which deal with waste disposal, sewage treatment, soil remediation, air pollution etc.; and those in private environmental analysis laboratories.
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Geochemical cycles

The carbon cycle

The nitrogen cycle

The sulphur cycle

The phosphorus cycle

Metal cycles

Special cycles


Physicochemical processes

Ecological photochemistry

Air pollution from combustion

Anthropogenous pollutants and their effects

Principles of air quality control


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


Basic principles of soil science

Physico– and biogeochemical processes

Metals and acid rain

Organic Contaminants

Methods for soil remediation

Chemistry and technology in landfills


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


Environmental analaysis – strategies and concepts

Ecotoxicological concepts for evaluating risk


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".... 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)

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