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Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

By: Ian J Tinsley

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #167380 | ISBN: 047166717X
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Covers the general topic of movement within and the exchange of man-made chemicals between the three phases of the environment - air, soil, and water.

...a valuable text that will...[readers] understand the application of chemistry in the environmental area. (Energy Sources, June 2005) "The book is well written, well referenced and the topics are logically developed." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, October 2004)


CHEMODYNAMICS. Physical Chemical Parameters. Adsorption. Distribution in Soil. Evaporation. Absorption. MODIFICATION OF CHEMICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Photochemical Processes. Redox Systems. Hydrolysis. Metabolic Transformations. BIOACCUMULATION AND FOOD CHAIN DISTRIBUTION. Bioaccumulation. Factors Influencing Bioaccumulation. Food Chain Magnification. Laboratory Systems for Measuring Food Chain Distribution. ANALYZING FOR CHEMICAL IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Instrumental Techniques. Confirmatory Data. Bioassay. Operational Problems in Residue Analysis. Sampling. CHEMICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. DDT. Disposal of Waste Chemical in Sanitary Landfills. Freons and Ozone--A Global Problem. Use of Resin Strips. 2,4-D ESTERS IN SURFACE WATERS. Index.

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About the author IAN J. TINSLEY is Professor of Chemistry at Oregon State University as well as Associate Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tinsley received his Ph.D. in Food Science/Biochemistry from Oregon State University in 1958.

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