Gaseous Pollutants: Characterization and Cycling by Jerome O. NriaguGaseous Pollutants: Characterization and Cycling by Jerome O. Nriagu

Gaseous Pollutants: Characterization and Cycling

EditorJerome O. Nriagu

Hardcover | March 17, 1992

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Focuses not only on various methods of sampling and analyzing gaseous pollutants in the atmosphere but also emphasizes an understanding of the chemical and physical processes that occur. Evaluates current measurement methods; reports on the results of recent research; and surveys the challenges that lie ahead. Of particular interest is an expert overview of the sources, occurrences and characteristics of volatile organic compounds in indoor environments--a growing public health concern.
Title:Gaseous Pollutants: Characterization and CyclingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.49 × 6.34 × 1.18 inPublished:March 17, 1992Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471548987

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Table of Contents

Henry's Law Constants of Soluble and Moderately Soluble Organic Gases: Effects on Aqueous Phase Chemistry (E. Betterton).

Sampling and Analysis for Ambient Oxides of Nitrogen and Related Species (J. Sickles).

The Application of Denuder Systems to the Analysis of Atmospheric Components (J. Slanina, et al.).

Gas Phase Organics in the Marine Atmosphere (J. Marty & E. Jalliffier-Merlon).

Atmospheric Distribution and Sources of Nonmethane Hydrocarbons (H. Singh & P. Zimmerman).

The Chemistry of Atmospheric Hydrogen Peroxide in Southern California (H. Sakugawa & I. Kaplan).

Air Pollution by Gaseous Pollutants in Athens, Greece (L. Viras & P. Siskos).

Chemical Mechanisms and Process Parameters of Flue Gas Cleaning by Electron Beam (H. Matzing & H.-R.


Volatile Organics in the Indoor Environment: Sources and Occurrence (R. Otson & P. Fellin).

Thoron and Its Progeny in the Atmospheric Environment (S. Schery & D. Grumm).

Advanced Methods for the Evolution of Atmospheric Pollutants Relevant to Photochemical Smog and Dry Acid Deposition (P. Ciccioli & A. Cecinato).


From Our Editors

Civilization's negative impact on the environment has vastly accelerated since the onset of the industrial revolution. Serious environmental contamination now threatens many ecosystems and perhaps ultimately the human race. While some of the most visible urban pollution may have abated, the larger problems of regional and global pollution, particularly by an ever-increasing number of trace contaminants, remain far from solved. While the link has been clearly established between long-range transport of gaseous pollutants and environmental issues such as acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and Arctic haze, the scientist's understanding of the fate of these pollutants in the atmosphere has been constrained by the lack of suitable analytical methods, the complexities of pollution sources, and the volume of potential contaminants involved. This volume offers some of the research tools needed to begin untangling these riddles: appropriate measurement technology, sophisticated analytical techniques, and a better understanding of physical and chemical processes in the atmos