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About this book
About this book
This pocket guide provides a concise overview of environmental chemistry problems throughout the ecosystem, including pollution in air, water and soil issues. Its format is created by the inclusion of both text and clear, full colour schematic diagrams which make up to 50% of the book.
Introduction; MATERIALS CYCLES; Geochemical cycles; The carbon cycle; The nitrogen cycle; The sulphur cycle; The phosphorus cycle; Metal cycles; Special cycles; THE ATMOSPHERE; Physicochemical processes; Ecological photochemistry; Air pollution from combustion; Anthropogenous pollutants and their effects; Principles of air quality control; WATER; The Earth's water cycle; Chemistry in bodies of water; Processes for the preparation of drinking water; Basic principles of waste water chemistry and sewage treatment; SOIL; Basic principles of soil science; Physico- and biogeochemical processes; Metals and acid rain; Methods for soil remediation; Chemistry and technology in landfills; ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY OF SELECTED XENIOBIOTICS AND HEAVY METALS; Pathways of pollutants, food chains and properties of materials; General decomposition pathways; Hydrocarbons: PAHs and PCBs; Dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans; Pesticides and tensides; Heavy metals and their species; PROBLEM- AND ACTIVITY-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS; Environmental analaysis - strategies and concepts; Ecotoxicological concepts for evaluating risk; Bibliography; Index.
256 pages, figs
... valuable addition to the range of available texts ... (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 4 January 2002) "a useful source of reference" (World Surface Coatings Abstracts, January 2002) "This excellent and most reasonably priced guide is essential reading and a valuable reference source" (The ROSPA Occupational Safety Health Jnl. March 2002) "a useful primer" (Industry Environment, January--March 2002) "...The format of the book, with abundant high--quality colour illustrations excellent..." (Chemistry & Industry,5 August 2002) "...This guide will be a must for undergraduate, graduate students taking environmental sciences course." (Int Jnl of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No.10 2002) "!This nice little book is something you would like to posess at once, given the chance to look through it for a minute!" (Int Jnl of Environment and Pollution, Vol.19, No.1, 2003) "...a small compendium covering a truly wide array of topics with a didactically well written and presented range..." (Environmental Geology, Vol 44(876). 2003)