Aquatic Environmental Chemistry

Aquatic Environmental Chemistry

Paperback International Series of Monographs on Physics

By (author) Alan G. Howard

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 100 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 7mm | 223g
  • Publication date: 12 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198502834
  • ISBN 13: 9780198502838
  • Illustrations note: line figures
  • Sales rank: 774,554

Product description

Equilibrium inorganic chemistry underlies the composition and properties of the aquatic environment and provides a sound basis for understanding both natural geochemical processes and the behaviour of inorganic pollutants in the environment. Designed for readers having basic chemical and mathematical knowledge, this book includes material and examples suitable for undergraduate students in the early stages of chemistry, environmental science, geology, irrigation science and oceanography courses. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry covers the composition and underlying properties of both freshwater and marine systems and, within this framework, explains the effects of acidity, complexation, oxidation and reduction processes, and sedimentation. The format adopted for the book consists of two parallel columns. The inner column is the main body of the book and can be read on its own. The outer column is a source of useful secondary material where comments on the main text, explanations of unusual terms and guidance through mathematical steps are to be found. A wide range of examples to explain the behaviour of inorganic species in freshwater and marine systems are used throughout, making this clear and progressive text an invaluable introduction to equilibrium chemistry in solution.

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Author information

Dr A G Howard, Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton,

Review quote

'This book represents a solid introduction to the problems of aquatic environmental chemistry, which will be useful to teachers and students alike.' G. P. Glasby, Chemistry in Britain

Table of contents

1. The Earth and Biogeochemical Cycling ; 2. The Aquatic Environment ; 3. The Acidity of Water ; 4. Metal Complexes in Solution ; 5. Oxidation and Reduction ; 6. Dissolution and Deposition Processes ; 7. Case Studies