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Elements of Environmental Engineering: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

By: Kalliat T Valsaraj (Author)

484 pages, 144 b/w illustrations, 79 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2009 | Edition: 3 | #205986 | ISBN-13: 9781420078190
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Revised, updated, and rewritten where necessary, this third edition of Elements of Environmental Engineering contains new problems, an instructor's solutions manual available from the web site, and new examples that better illustrate theory. New topics include green chemistry and engineering, pollution prevention, global climate change, and more. The author discusses the applications of thermodynamics and kinetics in environmental processes. He also delineates the distribution of pollutants and the interrelationships between them. His demonstration of the theoretical foundations of chemical property estimations for environmental process modeling provides an understanding of the applications and limitations of various property correlations.


Energy, Population, and Pollution
Environmental Standards and Criteria
The Discipline of Environmental Engineering
Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Environmental
Units and Dimensions
Structure of the Book

Basic Chemical Thermodynamics
Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics
Chemical Equilibrium and Gibbs Free Energy
Concept of MaximumWork 
Gibbs Free Energy and Chemical Potential
Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Colloidal Systems

Multicomponent Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Ideal and Nonideal Fluids
Ideal Solutions and Dilute Solutions
Nonideal Solutions
Adsorption on Surfaces and Interfaces

Applications of Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Air–Water Phase Equilibrium
Air–Water Equilibrium in Atmospheric Chemistry
Soil–Water and Sediment–Water Equilibrium
Biota/Water Partition Constant (Bioconcentration Factor)
Air-to-Aerosol Partition Constant
Air-to-Vegetation Partition Constant
Adsorption on Activated Carbon forWastewater Treatment

Concepts from Chemical Reaction Kinetics
Progress Toward Equilibrium in a Chemical Reaction
Reaction Rate, Order, and Rate Constant
Kinetic Rate Laws
Activation Energy
Reaction Mechanisms
Reactions in Solutions
Environmental Catalysis
Redox Reactions in Environmental Systems
Environmental Photochemical Reactions
Enzyme Catalysis

Applications of Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Systems
Types of Reactors
TheWater Environment
The Air Environment
Soil and Sediment Environments
Applications of Chemical Kinetics in Environmental
Applications in Green Engineering
Appendix 1: Properties of Selected Chemicals of Environmental Significance
Appendix 2: Standard Free Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy of Formation for Compounds
of Environmental Significance
Appendix 3: Selected Fragment (bj) and Structural Factors (Bk) for Octanol–Water Partition Constant Estimation
Appendix 4: Concentration Units for Compartments in Environmental Engineering
Appendix 5: Dissociation Constants for Environmentally Significant Acids and Bases
Appendix 6: Bond Contributions to Log Kaw for the Meylan and Howard Model
Appendix 7: Regression Analysis (the Linear Least-Squares Methodology)
Appendix 8: Error Function and Complementary Error Function Definitions
Appendix 9: Cancer Slope Factor and Inhalation Unit Risk for Selected Carcinogens
Appendix 10: U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards



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Kalliat T Valsaraj Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

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