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Chemicals in the Environment: Fate, Impacts, and Remediation

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 806

Edited By: Robert L Lipnick, Robert P Mason, Margaret L Phillips and Charles U Pittman

480 pages, 14 b/w illus, 122 figs

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Feb 2002 | #129813 | ISBN: 084123776X
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About this book

Provides a broad review of metals and organic compounds in the environment, focusing on three areas: the fate and transport of chemicals in soil, sediment, water, and air; the environmental impacts of chemicals on the environment, wildlife and humans; and the remediation, methodologies and applications of chemicals in the environment.


"Based on an August 2000 symposium that highlighted EPA research, this collection overviews progress made in understanding the movement of chemicals in soil and water, monitoring environmental impacts, and developing remediation methods. The 27 papers explore chemical fate and transport models, the use of molecular biology methods for measuring ecological indicators, and groundwater and soil remediation using electrical fields. Other topics include atmospheric sources of trace metals, speciation and chemical reactions of phosphonate chelating agents in aqueous media, analysis of sediment PAH contamination, and the mechanisms controlling chlorocarbon reduction at iron surfaces."--SciTech Book News



Contents

Preface; 1. Chemicals in the Environment: An Overview; PART 1: FATE AND TRANSPORT IN SOIL/SEDIMENT, WATER, AND AIR; 2. Theoretical Evaluation of the Interfacial Area between Two fluids in a Model Soil; 3. A Historical Perspective of Natural Attenuation Processes in the Subsurface Environment; 4. The Speciation of Phosphonate Chelating Agents in Aqueous Media; 5. Effects of Soil/Sediment Organic Matter on the Mineralization, Desorption, Sequestration, and Transformation of Phenanthrene; 6. Reductive Transformation of Halogenated Aliphatic Pollutants by Iron Sulfide; 7. Non-particle Resuspension Chemical transport from Stream Beds; 8. Development of the Speciation-Based Metal Exposure and Transformation Assessment Model (META4): Application to Copper and Zinc Problems in the Alamosa River, Colorado; 9. Transport and Transformation Processes; 10. Assessing Atrazine Input and Removal Processes in the Chesapeake Bay Environment; 11. The Urban Atmosphere: An Important Source of Trace Metals to nearby Waters?; 12. Speciation and Distribution of Atmospheric Mercury over the Northern Chesapeake Bay; 13. Atmospheric and Fluvial Sources of Trace Elements to the Delaware Inland Bays; PART 2: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND MONITORING; 14. Development and Application of Equilibrium Partitioning Sediment Guidelines (ESGs) in the Assessment of Sediment PAH Contamination; 15. Small Volume Sampling and GC/MS Analysis for PAH Concentrations in Water above Contaminated Sediments; 16. Highly Sensitive Assay for Anticholinesterase Compounds Using 96 Well Plate Format; 17. Temporal and Spatial Variation in Monitoring of Ambient Urban Pollutants; 18. Trophic Transport of Metals in Birds; 19. Genetic Diversity Provides a Useful Measure of Environmental Impacts; 20. Plant Biomonitors: Pollution, Dandelions, and Mutation Rates; 21. Molecular Indentification of Chironomid Species; PART 3: REMEDIATION; 22. Integrating Site Characterization with Aquifer and Soil Remediation Design; 23. Mechanisms Controlling Halocarbon Reduction Rates by Zero Valent Iron; 24. Heavy Metal Removal Using Bacteria Displaying Synthetic Phytochelatins; 25. Solvated Electron (Na/NH3) Dechlorination of Model Compounds and Remediation of PCB- and CAH-Contaminated Wet Solids; 26. Electrochemical Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene Using Granular-Graphite Electrodes; 27. Influence of Nonionic Surfactants on the Bioavailability of Hexachlorobenzene fo Microbial Reductive Dechlorination

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