Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0632059052

ISBN-13: 9780632059058

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Brimblecombe, Tim D. Jickells, Peter S. Liss, Brian J. Reid, Julian E. Andrews

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Revised and expanded, the second edition of this text provides a concise introduction to environmental chemistry. It retains an emphasis on describing how natural geochemical processes operate over a variety of scales in time and space, and how the effects of human perturbations can be measured.
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Book details

List price: $106.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of boxes
Preface To The Second Edition
Preface To The First Edition
Acknowledgements
Symbols And Abbreviations
Introduction
What Is Environmental Chemistry?
In The Beginning
Origin And Evolution Of The Earth
Formation Of The Crust And Atmosphere
The Hydrosphere
The Origin Of Life And Evolution Of The Atmosphere
Human Effects On Biogeochemical Cycles?
The Structure Of This Book
WWW Keywords
Further Reading
WWW Search Keywords
Environmental Chemist's Toolbox
About This Chapter
Order In The Elements?
Bonding
Covalent Bonds
Ionic Bonding, Ions And Ionic Solids
Using Chemical Equations
Describing Amounts Of Substances: The Mole
Concentration And Activity
Organic Molecules?
Structure And Chemistry
Functional Groups
Representing Organic Matter In Simple Equations
Radioactivity Of Elements
Finding More Chemical Tools In This Book
Further Reading
WWW Search Keywords
The Atmosphere
Introduction
Composition Of The Atmosphere
Steady State Or Equilibrium?
Natural Sources.Geochemical Sources.Biological Sources
Reactivity Of Trace Substances In The Atmosphere
The Urban Atmosphere
London Smog - Primary Pollution
Los Angeles Smog - Secondary Pollution
21st Century Particulate Pollution
Air Pollution And Health
Effects Of Air Pollution
Removal Processes
Chemistry Of The Stratosphere
Stratospheric Ozone Formation And Destruction
Ozone Destruction By Halogenated Species
Saving The Ozone Layer
Further Reading
WWW Search Keywords
The Chemistry Of Continental Solids
The Terrestrial Environment, Crust And Material Cycling
The Structure Of Silicate Minerals
Coordination Of Ions And The Radius Ratio Rule
The Construction Of Silicate Minerals
Structural Organisation In Silicate Minerals
Weathering Processes
Mechanisms Of Chemical Weathering
Dissolution
Oxidation
Acid Hydrolysis
Weathering Of Complex Silicate Minerals
Clay Minerals
One To One Clay Mineral Structure
Two To One Clay Mineral Structure
Formation Of Soils
Parent (Bedrock) Material (P)
Climate (Cl)
Relief (R)
Vegetation (V)
Influence Of Organisms (O)
Wider Controls On Soil And Clay Mineral Formation
Ion Exchange And Soil Ph
Soil Structure And Classification
Soils With Argillic Horizons
Spodosols (Podzols)
Soils With Gley Horizons
Contaminated Land
Organic Contaminants In Soils
Degradation Of Organic Contaminants In Soils
Remediation Of Contaminated Land
Phytoremediation
Further Reading
WWW Search Keywords
The Chemistry Of Continental Waters
Introduction
Element Chemistry
Water Chemistry And Weathering Regimes
Alkalinity, Dissolved Inorganic Carbon And Ph Buffering
Aluminium Solubility And Acidity
Acidification From Atmospheric Inputs
Acid Mine Drainage
Recognising Acidification From Sulphate Data - Ternary Diagrams
Biological Processes
Nutrients And Eutrophication
Heavy Metal Contamination
Mercury Contamination From Gold Mining
Contamination Of Groundwater
Anthropogenic Contamination Of Groundwater
Natural Arsenic Contamination Of Groundwater
Further Reading
WWW Search Keywords
The Oceans
Introduction
Estuarine Processes
Aggregation Of Colloidal Material In Estuaries
Mixing Processes In Estuaries
Halmyrolysis And Ion Exchange In Estuaries
Microbiological Activity In Estuaries
Major Ion Chemistry Of Seawater
Chemical Cycling Of Major Ions
Sea-To-Air Fluxes
Evaporites
Cation Exchange
Calcium Carbonate Format
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