Soil and Environmental Chemistry
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Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition, presents key aspects of soil chemistry in environmental science, including dose responses, risk characterization, and practical applications of calculations using spreadsheets. The book offers a holistic, practical approach to the application of environmental chemistry to soil science and is designed to equip the reader with the chemistry knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to validate and interpret data.

This updated edition features significantly revised chapters, averaging almost a 50% revision overall, including some reordering of chapters. All new problem sets and solutions are found at the end of each chapter, and linked to a companion site that reflects advances in the field, including expanded coverage of such topics as sample collection, soil moisture, soil carbon cycle models, water chemistry simulation, alkalinity, and redox reactions. There is also additional pedagogy, including key term and real-world scenarios.

This book is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners in environmental and soil sciences, as well as intermediate and advanced students in soil science and/or environmental chemistry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 586 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 31.75mm | 1,310g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128041781
  • 9780128041789

Table of contents

1. Element Abundance 2. Chemical Hydrology 3. Clay Mineralogy and Chemistry 4. Ion Exchange 5. Water Chemistry 6. Acid-Base Chemistry 7. Natural Organic Matter 8. Surface Chemistry and Adsorption 9. Reduction-Oxidation Chemistry 10. Human Health and Ecological Risk Analysis
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About William F. Bleam

William Bleam is Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin, USA. His research interests include physical chemistry of soil colloids and sorption processes, chemistry of humic substances, factors controlling biological availability of contaminants to micro-organisms, magnetic resonance and synchrotron studies of adsorption and precipitation. He has taught an intermediate soil chemistry course (Soil Science 321, Soil & Environmental Chemistry) since 2006. Students taking this course include undergraduate and graduate students.
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