Chemistry of the Environment

Chemistry of the Environment

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Emphasizing new science essential to the practice of environmental chemistry at the beginning of the new millennium, Chemistry of the Environment describes the atmosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment and the practice of industrial ecology as it applies to chemical science. It includes extensive coverage of nuclear chemistry, covering both natural environmental sources and anthropogenic sources, their impacts on health, and their role in energy production, that goes well beyond the newspaper coverage to discuss nuclear chemistry and disposal in a balanced and scientifically rational way.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 835 pages
  • 198 x 242 x 36mm | 1,678.28g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations, maps
  • 0120734613
  • 9780120734610

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"This is a timely work with political overtones, rigorously treated topics, lavish data, adequate illustrations (including colour plates), some gems of information, high drama and occasional dark humour.
The reading lists are extensive and the exercises searching, although one would have welcomed solutions to numerical problems. The book is both a reference source and a required text for courses in environmental chemistry ranging up to honours degree or beyond."

C.G. Taylor, CHROMATOGRAPHIA, Volume 59, February 2004
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Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Atmospheric Composition and Behavior
3. Energy and Climate
4. Principles of Photochemistry
5. Atmospheric Photochemistry
6. Petroleum, Hydrocarbons and Coal
7. Soaps, Synthetic Surfactants, and Polymers
8. Haloorganics and Pesticides
9. Chemistry in Aqueous Media
10. The Environmental Chemistry of Some Important Elements
11. Water Systems and Water Treatment
12. The Earth's Crust
13. Principles of Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
14. The Nuclear Environment
15. Energy
16. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling
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