Chemistry and Environment: Legislation, Methodologies and Applications

Chemistry and Environment: Legislation, Methodologies and Applications

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Environmental protection has been a matter of public awareness for many years. However, improvement of environmental quality is not always considered in terms of economic advantage. Rigorous evaluation of the relationship between economy and environment suggests a positive feedback between social benefits (public health, education, technology) and economic development. Definition of environmental quality includes determination of origins, distributions and dispersion mechanisms of xenobiotic substances. Risk assessment incorporating measures for preventive/corrective policy may then follow. Environmental protection requires global participation and concomitant exchange of ideas.
The present book introduces specialists to environmental issues. In particular it supplements formal training in chemistry disciplines, covering:

Environmental protection regulations
Social cultural factors influencing environmental policy
Scientific tools to support the environmental management
Pollution dispersion processes
Analytical chemistry aspects
Protection and management of water resources
Hazardous waste treatments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 532 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30.23mm | 2,080g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XII, 532 p.
  • 0792332407
  • 9780792332404

Table of contents

Preface. The environmental protection regulations; A.L. de Cesaris. Euromoney-Italian environmental legislation; A. Capria. Protection and management of water resources in the European Community; G. Premazzi. Social and cultural factors influencing environmental policy; B. de Marchi. Managing uncertainty and quality in policy-related research; S.O. Funtowicz. Post-normal science: a new scientific methodology for global environmental issues; S.O. Funtowicz. Scientific tools to support the environmental management; M. Paruccini, G. Munda. Global processes and steady conditions; C. Dejak. Agricultural activities and the achievement of environmental equilibria; P. Sequi. Hydro-geochemical and transport processes of contaminants in soil/water systems; G. Bidoglio. The atmospheric cycles of greenhouse gases; C. Tomasi. Urban air pollution chemistry; I. Allegrini. Natural sources of ionizing radiation; D. Capra, O. Tubertini. dioactivity in the environment: the Chernobyl experience; M. de Cort, G. Graziani. New technologies for environmental problems: chemometric methods as informatic strategies towards the solution of high complexity problems; R. Todeschini. The role of interlaboratory studies in analytical quality control; H. Muntau. Supercritical fluid extraction; M.C. Rovida. The importance of good sample preparation in capillary gas chromatography; P.J.F. Sandra. Trace metal determinations by atomic spectroscopy; E. Mentasti. Experimental methods for the study of the speciation of heavy metals in natural waters; P. Cescon. The analysis of eutrophic species; A.A. Orio. Organic pollutants in mineral water; M.C. Rovida. Methods for controlling the quality of river waters and for evaluating the pollutant load; Technical advances in the biological treatment of wastewater; R. Canzani, G. Andreottola. Industrial processes as sources of pollution; M. Dubini. Prevention and valuable resources of waste. A new approach; L. Morselli. Hazardous waste treatment processes; D. Pitea, M. Lasagni. Bioremediation: treatment of difficult wastes; A.W. Bourquin. Index.
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