Environmental Chemistry in Society Second Edition

Author: James M. Beard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439892709
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everyone can benefit from having some understanding of environmental science and the chemistry underlying issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, energy sources, air pollution, water pollution, and waste disposal. Environmental Chemistry in Society, Second Edition presents environmental science to the non-science student, specifically focusing on environmental chemistry, yet requiring no background in chemistry. This book is a self-contained text, offering all the information necessary for readers to understand the topics discussed. It provides a foundation in science, chemistry, and toxicology, including the laws of thermodynamics, chemical bonding, and environmental toxins. This information then allows readers to delve into environmental topics, such as energy in society, air quality, global atmospheric concerns, water quality, and solid waste management. The arrangement of the book allows instructors flexibility in how they present the material, with the crucial topics being covered first. This second edition had been updated throughout and contains the following revisions: Addition of a glossary of important terms Extensive revision of the discussion questions at the end of each chapter to require more critical thinking skills Updates to the environmental data The division of the foundational chapter on chemistry into two chapters, so each one is more palatable Coverage of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the 2010 Gulf oil spill The book provides a qualitative approach, presenting the chemistry of the environment in such a way that students who have little or no science background can gain understanding and appreciation of this important subject.

Environmental chemistry of lakes and reservoirs

Author: Lawrence A. Baker
Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication
ISBN: 9780841225268
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Presents a timely exploration of research topics in environmental chemistry of lakes and reservoirs. Includes coverage of methodological advances in studies of lake geochemistry; cycling and distribution of major elements in aquatic systems; behavior of trace metals, with an emphasis on processes that control their solubility and transport, and behavior and fate of organic contaminants. Valuable reading for chemists, environmental engineers, biologists, and scientists involved in practical aspects of water pollution.

Principles of Environmental Chemistry

Author: Roy M. Harrison
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 0854043713
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An in-depth introduction to the chemical processes influencing the atmosphere, freshwaters, salt waters and soils.

Understanding our Environment

Author: R M Harrison
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1847552234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This 2nd edition of Understanding Our Environment has been reworked and greatly updated, providing a modern introductory level text for students of pollution and environmental chemistry. The book describes the basic concepts in relation to the chemistry of the atmosphere, freshwaters, oceans and soils, as well as the ways in which pollutants behave in these media (exemplified by case studies based upon topical environmental problems). It also examines the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, the monitoring of the environment, the ecological and human health effects of chemical pollution, economics and regulatory control. Again case studies are used throughout. This unique introductory text is essential reading for students on undergraduate and first year postgraduate courses dealing with pollution and environmental chemistry, as well as for scientists and engineers in industry, public service and consultancy who require a basic understanding of environmental processes.

National Meeting

Author: American Chemical Society. Division of Environmental Chemistry
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Chemistry Society and Environment

Author: S. A. H. Wilmot
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854045990
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This is the first book to look critically at the whole development of industrial chemistry in the UK in the context of its effects on the environment.

Green chemistry

Author: Paul T. Anastas
Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication
ISBN: 9780841233997
Format: PDF
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Presents the alternative environmentally benign syntheses and processes for chemical manufacturing. Introduces green chemistry technologies, including biotechnology for pollution prevention. Presents alternative environmentally benign reaction conditions for chemical manufacturing. Discusses the use of catalysis for pollution prevention.

Basic Concepts of Environmental Chemistry Second Edition

Author: Des W. Connell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203025385
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Basic Concepts of Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition provides a theoretical basis for the behavior and biological effects of natural chemical entities and contaminants in natural systems, concluding with a practical focus on risk assessment and the environmental management of chemicals. The text uses molecular properties such as polarity, water solubility, and vapor pressure as the starting point for understanding the environmental chemistry of various contaminants in soil, water, and the atmosphere. It explains biological processes such as respiration and photosynthesis and their relationship to greenhouse gases. The book then introduces environmental toxicology and describes the distribution, transport, and transformation of contaminants, including PCBs and dioxins, plastics, petroleum and aromatic hydrocarbons, soaps and detergents, and pesticides. The author highlights the relationship between specific chemical properties and their environmental and biological effects. Other topics discussed include partition behavior, fugacity, and genotoxicity, particularly involving carcinogens. The second edition updates the contents and incorporates the latest advances in the field since the 1997 edition was published. It presents an entirely new chapter on metals, which underlines the correlation between metallic properties and their behavior in the environment, as well as new sections on radionuclides and acid drainage water. The chapter on atmospheric chemistry and pollution has been substantially expanded including photochemical smog, the Greenhouse Effect, and pollution processes in the atmosphere and acid rain. The author also adds recent approaches to ecotoxicology, ecological, and human risk assessments to include the probabilistic approach. Basic Concepts of Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition is a practical textbook for teaching students the basic concepts of chemistry in the framework of the environment and a practical reference for anyone involved in the management and disposal of industrial chemicals and emissions, occupational health and safety, and the protection of the natural environment.