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Chemical Kinetics and Process Dynamics in Aquatic Systems

By: L Brezonik

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #28975 | ISBN: 0873714318
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Massive reference devoted to chemical reactions and biogeochemical processes.


Overview: Introduction. Natural Waters as Nonequalibrium Systems. Scope of This Book. Rate Expressions for Chemical Reactions: Introduction. Rate Equations for Elementary Reactions. Rate Equations for More Complicated Reactions. Determination of Rate Equations and Rate Parameters from Experimental Data. Relationships between Rate Equations and Reaction Mechanisms. Experimental Aspects of Kinetic Studies. Theoretical Aspects of Kinetics and Effects of Physical Conditions on Reaction Rates: Introduction. The Arrhenquation and Related Temperature Relationships. Properties of Water and Reactants in Aqueous Solution. Encounter Theory for Reactions in Solution. Transition State/Activated Complex theory. Effects of Pressure on Rates of Reactions in Solution. Effects of Ionic Strength on Reaction Rates. Ranges of Values for Kinetic Parameters: Summary and perspective . Kinetics of Chemical Reactions in Aquatic Systems: From Homogeneous Catalysis to Reactions at Interfaces: Homogeneous C atalysis. Introduction. Types and Mechanisms of Homogeneous Catalysis. Rate Equations for Catalyzed Reactions. Kinetics of Chemical Reactions in Aqueous Solution: Kinetics of Dissociation and Hydrolysis Reactions in Natural Waters. Kinetics of Chlorination Reactions. Inorganic Redox Reactions. Processes at Interfaces. Gas Transfer Kinetics. Mineral Dissolution and Formation. Reactors, Mass Transport, and Process Models: Reactor Theory. Fundamentals of Chemical Reactors. Principles of Mass Balance Analysis. Comparative Behavior of CFSTRs and PFRs. Applications of Reactor Models to Natural Aquatic Systems. Equilibrium versus Kinetic Models for Open Systems. Nutrient Models. Models of Organic Contaminant Transport and Fate. CFSTR Models for Sulfate and Alkalinity on Lakes. Kinetics of Multi-Compartment Systems. Nature of Multi-Compartment Systems. Analysis of Compartment Models by Matrix Methods. The Inverse Problem. Kinetics of Biochemical Reactions and Microbial Processes in Natu ral Waters. Biochemical Kinetics: Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions. Reactions Involving a Single Substrate. Multisubstrate Reactions. Enzyme Inhibition. Theoretical Aspects of Enzyme Catalysis. Kinetics of Microbial Processes. Kinetics of Nutrient-Limited Microbial Growth. Continuous Culture of Microorganisms. Effects of Temperature on Microbial Processes. Kinetic Models of Heterotrophic Growth in Aquatic Systems. Kinetic Models for Autotrophic Growth and Nutrient Uptake. Diffusion-Limited Transport and Growth. Microbial Dieoff and Disinfection Kinetics. Prediction Methods for Reaction Rates and Compound Reactivity. Linear Free energy Relationships. Introduction. The Bronsted Relationship. Sigma Relationships for Organic Substituent Effects. LFERs for Redox Reactions. Applications of LFERs to Reactions in Natural Waters. Property-Activity and Structure-Activity Relationships in Environmental Biology and Chemistry. Nature and Importance of PARs and SARs. Physical-Chemical Measures of C ompound Availabili

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