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The Essential Guide to Environmental Chemistry. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2181470
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • 268 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"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
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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
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Georg Schwedt Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Technical University Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.
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