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Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry: Principles and Applications


By: VP Evangelou

564 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 1998 | #85664 | ISBN: 0471165158
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An excellent knowledge base in soil and water chemistry -the ideal basic text for students of the environmental sciences In Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry, leading soil and water authority V. P. Evangelou presents a complete overview of the principles and applications of soil science, addressing the subject by viewing the interactions between soil and water as a basis for understanding the nature, extent, and treatment of polluted soil and water. The text opens with a discussion of principles-the fundamental tenets of chemistry needed to understand soil and water quality and treatment of polluted resources-and continues with a look at applications for the control and treatment of soil and water. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, this extensive, timely volume covers: Water chemistry and mineral solubility; soil minerals and surface chemical properties and their behavior; and electrochemistry and kinetics The control of agricultural chemical pollution and land disturbance pollution; colloids and transport processes in soils; and technologies for measuring quality and executing treatment Specific chemical contaminants and the procedures for their neutralization In a world where chemical pollutants pose a grave threat to the earth's natural resources, Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry offers students both an excellent textbook and a handy reference on the wide spectrum of environmental problems they will confront outside the classroom.


WATER CHEMISTRY AND MINERAL SOLUBILITY.; Physical Chemistry of Water and Some of Its Constituents.; Solution/Mineral--Salt Chemistry.; SOIL MINERALS AND SURFACE CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.; Soil Minerals and Their Surface Properties.; Sorption and Exchange Reactions.; ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND KINETICS.; Redox Chemistry.; Pyrite Oxidation Chemistry.; Reaction Kinetics in Soil--Water Systems.; SOIL DYNAMICS AND AGRICULTURAL--ORGANIC CHEMICALS.; Organic Matter, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Synthetic Organics.; COLLOIDS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN SOILS.; Soil Colloids and Water--Suspended Solids.; Water and Solute Transport Processes.; The Chemistry and Management of Salt--Affected Soils and Brackish Waters.; LAND--DISTURBANCE POLLUTION AND ITS CONTROL.; Acid Drainage Prevention and Heavy Metal Removal Technologies.; SOIL AND WATER: QUALITY AND TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES.; Water Quality.; Soil and Water Decontamination Technologies.; Appendix.; Suggested and Cited References.; Index.

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V. P. EVANGELOU, Ph.D., is Professor of Soil and Water Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. A recipient of the Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Award from the Soil Science Society and the Senior Fulbright Award, he is the author of Pyrite Oxidation and Its Control.

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