Books  Environmental Science  Toxicology 

Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment: Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment

By: Sub Ramamoorthy and Sita Ramamoorthy

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #85194 | ISBN: 1566700418
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £79.99 $101/€95 approx

About this book

This book provides up-to-date information on chlorinated organics in the environment that can be used in monitoring, impact assessment, and decision-making processes. The text assists readers in predicting the potential for organic contamination as well as the critical medium of exposure to the health of the ecosystem and humans. Toxicity profiles provided for each chemical allow for evaluation of the short- and long-term effects on the environment. Discussions of environmental residues and pertinent worldwide regulations help readers compare chloroorganic contamination in different areas and analyze the associated regulatory approaches. Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment begins with an introduction to chlorinated organic compounds and discussions of fate processes and environmental migration, based on their physical properties and processes. Next, the text focuses on chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons; chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons-monocyclic and polycyclic compounds; and chlorinated biocides, phenols, dioxins, and furans in the environment. The North American and International regulations and advisories in the management of chlorinated organic compounds are reviewed in Chapters 3-8. The last two chapters of the book deal with prioritization for regulatory and monitoring assessment and regulatory decision-making processes. A glossary and comprehensive subject index makes terms easy to understand and find throughout the text.Environmental managers, regulatory personnel, scientists, and students will gain a broader understanding of environmental problems and how they can be applied to different disciplines such as chemistry, life sciences, and engineering with this important reference.


Contents

IntroductionFate Processes and Environmental Migration of Chlorinated Organic CompoundsPhysico-Chemical PropertiesPhysico-Chemical ProcessesTransformation ProcessesChlorinated Aliphatic CompoundsPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated Aromatic HydrocarbonsPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons-MonocyclicPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons-PolycyclicPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated BiocidesPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated PhenolsPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsChlorinated Dioxins and FuransPropertiesProduction and Use PatternSources in the EnvironmentEnvironmental Residues and Exposure RoutesToxicity ProfileRegulationsPrioritization for Regulatory and Monitoring AssessmentHazard IdentificationPredictive Capability of Fate ProcessesExposure AssessmentRanking ProtocolsRegulatory Decision-Making ProcessRisk AssessmentStrength and Boundary of InformationRisk CommunicationRisk Management and Public ParticipationAcceptable RiskGlossary of Terms Used in this BookIndex

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

NHBS Price: £95.50 $120/€114 approx

Fish Physiology, Volume 33

NHBS Price: £72.99 $92/€87 approx

Principles of Ecotoxicology

NHBS Price: £40.99 $52/€49 approx

Ecosystems and Human Health

NHBS Price: £98.99 $124/€118 approx

The Pesticide Manual

NHBS Price: £466.00 $586/€555 approx