Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment by Harold F. HemondChemical Fate and Transport in the Environment by Harold F. Hemond

Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment

byHarold F. Hemond, Elizabeth J. FechnerEditorHarold F. Hemond

Hardcover | September 7, 1999

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This newly updated and expanded edition ofChemical Fate and Transport in the Environment covers the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning, and
chemical/biological transformations in surface waters, in soil and groundwater, and in air. Each
of these three major environmental media are introduced by descriptive overviews, followed by
presentation of the controlling physical, chemical, and biological processes. The text
emphasizes intuitively based mathematical models for chemical transport and transformations in
the environment, and serves both as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in
environmental science and engineering, and as a standard reference for environmental practitioners.

Key Features
* Provides an integrated coverage of major environmental media
* Presents a quantitative treatment of fate and transport processes
* Is based on a graduate-level course taught for 10 years at MIT, augmented with practical consulting experience
* Features examples and illustrations throughout the text
* Includes extensive exercises at the end of each chapter
* Contains ample references to the primary literature
Harry Hemond is William E. Leonhard Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has authored numerous scientific papers on biogeochemistry and related environmental topics. A registered professional engineer, Professor Hemond has also consulted with governmental agencies and industr...
Title:Chemical Fate and Transport in the EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:433 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 7, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123402751

ISBN - 13:9780123402752

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Text Like many engineering texts, this one, too, specializes countless derivations of equations without actually directing the student on its purpose or use. The text does have many, many sample questions but does not actually provide solutions or guidance on how to find solutions. Of the chapter review questions, it is a hodge-podge of endless questions from various areas of the text; however, the instructor only assigns portions of the chapter for study; therefore, not helpful.
Date published: 2009-10-26

From Our Editors

A completely updated and expanded version of the original edition, Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment – Second Edition looks at the basic principles of such phenomenon as mass transport, chemical partitioning and chemical-biological transformations. Comprehensive overviews introduce readers to the environmental media of surface water, soil and groundwater and air. With a heavy emphasis on intuitively based mathematical models, Harold F. Hemond and Elizabeth J. Fechner-Levy have produced an ideal student text and professional reference. 

Editorial Reviews

"...a succinct, yet substantive, review of chemical fate and transport processes in the environment... an excellent overview..."

"...The strength of this book is the excellent quantitative approach that it presents to solving problems..."