Environmental Chemistry

ISBN-10: 1429201460
ISBN-13: 9781429201469
Edition: 4th 2009
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Description: Global warming. nbsp;Renewable energy. nbsp;Hazardous waste. nbsp;Carbon footprints. These and other environmental topics are being discussed and debated more vigorously than ever. nbsp;Colin Baird and Michael Cann'sEnvironmental Chemistryis the  More...

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List price: $159.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 650
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Global warming. nbsp;Renewable energy. nbsp;Hazardous waste. nbsp;Carbon footprints. These and other environmental topics are being discussed and debated more vigorously than ever. nbsp;Colin Baird and Michael Cann'sEnvironmental Chemistryis the only textbook that explores the chemical processes and properties underlying these crucial issues at an accessible, introductory level (only general chemistry is a prerequisite). With authoritative coverage that balances soil, water, and air chemistry, the new edition again focuses on the environmental impacts of chemical production and experimentation, offering additional "green chemistry" sections and new case studies, plus updated coverage of instrumental analysis, farming applications, bioengineering, and biotechnology.

Preface
Environmental Chemistry
Introduction
A Brief History of Environmental Regulation
The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Real-World Examples of Green Chemistry
Further Readings
Websites of Interest Scientific American Feature Article
Little Green Molecules
PART I Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
Stratospheric Chemistry
The Ozone Layer Introduction
The Physics and Chemistry of the Ozone Layer
Box 1-1: The Steady-State Analysis of Atmospheric Reactions Catalytic Processes of Ozone Destruction
Box 1-2: The Rates of Free-Radical Reactions
Review Questions
Additional Problems
Further Readings
Websites of Interest
The Ozone Holes Introduction
The Ozone Hole and Other Sites of Ozone Depletion
Box 2-1: The Chemistry Behind Mid-Latitude Decreases in Stratospheric Ozone
The Chemicals That Cause Ozone Destruction Green Chemistry
The Replacement of CFC and Hydrocarbon
Blowing Agents with Carbon Dioxide in Producing Foam Polystyrene Green Chemistry
Harpin Technology—Eliciting Nature’s Own Defenses Against Diseases
Review Questions Green Chemistry Questions Additional Problems
Further Readings
Websites of Interest
The Chemistry of Ground-Level Air Pollution Introduction
Box 3-1 The Interconversion of Gas Concentrations
Urban Ozone: The Photochemical Smog Process
Technological Control of Emissions Green Chemistry
The Replacement of Organic Solvents with Supercritical and Liquid Carbon Dioxide
Development of Surfactants for This Compound
Green Chemistry
Using Ionic Liquids to Replace Organic Solvents
Cellulose, A Naturally Occurring Polymer Replacement for Petroleum-Derived Polymers
Particulates in Air Pollution
Air Quality Indices and Size Characteristics for Particulate Matter
Box 3-2 Distribution of Particle Sizes in an Urban Air Sample
Review Questions
Green Chemistry Questions
Additional Problems Further Readings
Websites of Interest
The Environmental and Health Consequences of Polluted Air—Outdoors and Indoors Introduction
Acid Rain
The Human Health Effects of Outdoor Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Pollution
Review Questions
Additional Problems
Further Readings
Websites of Interest
The Detailed Chemistry of the Atmosphere Introduction
Box 5-1: Lewis Structures of Simple Free Radicals
Tropospheric Chemistry
Systematics of Stratospheric Chemistry Review Questions Additional Problems
Further Readings
Websites of Interest
Environmental Instrumental Analysis I
Instrumental Determination of NOX via Chemiluminescence
PART II Energy and Climate Change
The Greenhouse Effect
Introduction
The Mechanism of the Greenhouse Effect
Box 6-1: A Simple Model of the Greenhouse Effect Molecular Vibrations
Energy Absorption by Greenhouse Gases
The Major Greenhouse Gases Green Chemistry
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in the Production of Computer Chips
Box 6-2: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric Residence Time Other Greenhouse Gases
Box 6-3: Determining the Emissions of “Old Carbon” Sources of Methane
The Climate-Modifying Effects of Aerosols Global Warming to Date Box

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