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The Chemistry of Pollution

By: G Fellenberg

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #108194 | ISBN: 0471980889
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #108193 | ISBN: 0471613916
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Provides an overview of the important chemical aspects of pollution occurring in the atmosphere, in water and in soil. The following are covered: commmonly known harmful substances, such as carbon monoxide, heavy metals, and sulfur dioxide; toxins in food and basic consumer goods; and radioisotopes, such as plutonium and uranium.


What is Pollution? Changes in the Atmosphere. Impairment of Ground Water and Surface Water. Ground and Soil Pollution. Generally Widespread Materials (Ubiquists). Foodstuffs and Confections. Basic Consumer Goods. Radioactivity. Outlook. Glossary. Literature. Index.

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Professor Gunter Fellenberg was born in 1936 in Hamburg. A graduate of the University of Erlangen, he is a former secondary school teacher of biology, chemistry and geography. In 1962 he was awarded a doctorate and in the same year he became a scientific assistant at MPI for Botanical Genetics in Rosenhof/Ladenburg. In 1963 he became a scientific assistant at the Botanical Institute of TU Hannover. In 1968 he received his Habilitation for a research paper about restitution processes on germs. In 1970 he took up a lectureship at the Botanical Institute of TU Braunschweig. Since 1975 he has given lectures to students of all schools on the issues of pollution.

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