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Fate of Pesticides and Chemicals in the Environment

Edited By: JL Schnoor

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 1992 | #15427 | ISBN: 0471502324
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About this book

This historic collaboration between Russian and American scientists addresses the fate of chemical pollutants in our air, water and soil and contains predictive models of transport and transformation from many of the leading scientists in this area of research.


Contents

Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment; DEPOSITION AND TRANSPORT: Emissions Inventory of Heavy Metals and Hydrophobic Organics in the Great Lakes Basin; Dissipation of Pesticides in the Environment; PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES: Abiotic Transformations of Pesticides in Natural Waters and Sediments; Effects of Tillage and Crop Residue on Field Losses of Soil-Applied Pesticides; MICROBIAL TRANSFORMATIONS: Movement and Transformation of Halogenated Aliphatic Compounds in Natural Systems; Adaptation of Micro-organisms for Pesticide Degradation; MODELLING OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS: STREAM - An Exposure Assessment Methodology for Agricultural Pesticide Runoff; Modelling the Accumulation of Organic Chemicals in Aquatic Food Chains; POSTSCRIPT: New Directions in Pest Management.

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Biography

About the editor J. L. SCHNOOR is Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Iowa. He has consulted for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the EPA and has directed a number of water quality modeling and toxic substance research projects. Dr. Schnoor is an authority on surface water and groundwater quality modeling and physical-chemical treatment of toxic chemicals and has written extensively on these subjects. He received his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Texas.

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