Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment

ISBN-10: 0123402751

ISBN-13: 9780123402752

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

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This volume covers the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning and chemical/biological transformations in surface waters, soil groundwater and air. Each of these three major environmental media have descriptive overviews.
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/7/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 433
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

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 industry. He is a winner of MIT's Irwin Sizer Award for his course "Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport," and also holds a Graduate Student Council teaching award.

Basic Concepts: Introduction
Chemical Mass and Concentration
Mass Balance and the Control Volume
Physical Transport of Chemicals
Mass Balance in an Infinitely Small Control Volume: The Advection-Dispersion-Reaction Equation
Consistency of Units
Basic Environmental Chemistry
Chemical Distribution Among Phases
Surface Waters: Introduction to Surface Waters
Physical Transport in Surface Waters
Air-Water Exchange
Chemical and Biological Characteristics of Surface Waters
Transformations
Abiotic Chemical Transformations
The Subsurface Environment: Introduction
Physics of Groundwater Movement
Flow in the Unsaturated Zone
The Flow of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL)
Retardation
Biodegradation
The Atmosphere: Introduction to the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Stability
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Transport of Chemicals in the Atmosphere
Physical Removal of Chemicals in the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Chemical Reactions
Global Change: The Greenhouse Effect
Chapter References
Subject Index
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