Aquatic Environmental Chemistry

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byAlan G. Howard

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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 andmathematical 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 bothfreshwater 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 usedthroughout, making this clear and progressive text an invaluable introduction to equilibrium chemistry in solution.

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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 andmathematical knowledge, this book includes materi...

Dr A G Howard, Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ. Tel: 01703 592182. Fax: 01703 593781. Email: AGH@SOUTHAMPTON.AC.UK

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Format:Other FormatDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 in

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ISBN - 10:0198502834

ISBN - 13:9780198502838

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Table of Contents

1. The Earth and Biogeochemical Cycling2. The Aquatic Environment3. The Acidity of Water4. Metal Complexes in Solution5. Oxidation and Reduction6. Dissolution and Deposition Processes7. Case Studies

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`'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