Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorDonald L. Macalady

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Environmental chemistry has evolved into a discipline which is far more than a series of applications of chemistry to environmental problems. The complexity and diversity of environmental systems demands a corresponding variety in the group of researchers who call themselves environmentalchemists. This unique volume reflects this diversity and provides an in-depth introduction to a wide variety of topics within environmental chemistry. It features state-of-the-art contributions from leading scientists who are actively involved in an extensive range of research areas withinenvironmental chemistry. Written at a level accessible to general readers, this volume has been carefully edited for consistency of level and style, and is fully referenced and indexed. It is organized into sections describing fundamental work in the environmental chemistry of condensed-phasesystems, studies in atmospheric chemistry, and chapters more directly related to field data.

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Environmental chemistry has evolved into a discipline which is far more than a series of applications of chemistry to environmental problems. The complexity and diversity of environmental systems demands a corresponding variety in the group of researchers who call themselves environmentalchemists. This unique volume reflects this diver...

Donald L. Macalady is at Colorado School of Mines.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.29 × 6.69 × 1.18 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195102088

ISBN - 13:9780195102086

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PrefaceList of ContributorsPart I: Environmental Chemistry of Condensed Phases1. Werner Stumm: The Solid-Water Interface in Natural Systems2. James F. Ranville and Ronald L. Schmiermund: An Overview of Environmental Colloids3. Janet G. Hering and Stephan Kraemer: Environmental Chemistry of Trace Metals4. Alan T. Stone: Metal-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Organic Compounds in Aquatic Environments5. Donald L. Macalady and James F. Ranville: The Chemistry and Geochemistry of Natural Organic Matter (NOM)6. Rene P. Schwarzenbach, Stefan B. Haderlein, Stephan R. Muller and Marcus M. Ulrich: Assessing the Dynamic Behavior of Organic Contaminants in Natural Waters7. Paul G. Tratnyek: Correlation Analysis of Environmental Reactivity of Organic Substances8. Jason Geddes and Glenn C. Miller: Photolysis of Organics in the Environment9. Petra M. Radehaus: Microbiologically Mediated Reactions in Aquatic SystemsPart II: Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry10. John W. Birks: Oxidant Formation in the Troposphere11. Sonia M. Kreidenweis: The Tropospheric Aerosol and Its Role in Atmospheric Chemistry12. Pieter P. Tans: Why Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Burning Won't Go Away13. William H. Brune: Stratospheric Chemistry-Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry14. Ann M. Middlebrook and Margaret A. Tolbert: Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Chemistry in the Stratosphere15. James Charles Wilson: The Stratospheric Aerosol and Its Impact on Stratospheric ChemistryGuy P. Brasseur, Franck Lefevre and Anne K. Smith: Chemical-Transport Models of the AtmospherePart III: Applied Environmental Chemistry17. Michael J. Barcelona: Sample Collection and Handling of Environmental Matrices18. Keith A. Hunter, Jonathan P. Kim, and Peter L. Croot: Metal-Phytoplankton Interactions in Marine Systems19. Laura Sigg, Jerald L. Schnoor, and Werner Stumm: Atmosphere-Water-Rock Interactions; As Observed in Alpine Lakes20. Thomas Wildeman and David Updegraff: Passive Bioremediation of Metals and Inorganic ContaminantsIndex

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"This book is extrememly well-organized and informative." --Lisa Hoferkamp, University of Alaska