Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment

By

  • Harold Hemond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  • Elizabeth Fechner, Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD, USA

The third edition of Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment-winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-explains the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning, and chemical/biological transformations in surface waters, in soil and groundwater, and in air. Each of these three major environmental media is introduced by descriptive overviews, followed by a presentation of the controlling physical, chemical, and biological processes. The text emphasizes intuitively based mathematical models for chemical transport and transformations in the environment, and serves both as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science and engineering, and as a standard reference for environmental practitioners.
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Audience

Senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in environmental science or environmental engineering programs; students in other disciplines, such as geotechnical engineering, who seek basic environmental literacy; practitioners in environmental consulting and management firms and government agencies.

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2014
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398256-8

Reviews

From the Second Edition:

"...Covers almost all of the necessary topics for a straight environmental chemistry course. The strength of this book is the excellent quantitative approach that it presents to solving problems. Each section has worked example problems throughout the text, and concludes with 25 or more problems. An excellent solution manual is available."
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

"...a succinct, yet substantive, review of chemical fate and transport processes in the environment...I recommend this book as an excellent overview of chemicals in the environment for student training and general support for the practicing environmental scientist."
- Garth W. Redfield, for JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION




Table of Contents

  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Surface Waters
  3. The Subsurface Environment
  4. The Atmosphere

Appendix: Dimensions and Units for Environmental Quantities