Chemistry for Protection of the Environment 1985 book cover

Chemistry for Protection of the Environment 1985

The main theme of this symposium was the application of chemical methods for water and wastewater treatment and their effect on the environment. The participants represented many countries and many disciplines and, taken together, their papers provide a very interesting overview of the way in which chemical processes are used in different parts of the world. The contributions from the USA are mainly devoted to methods for reducing the environmental hazard of alternative energy sources such as oil shales and tar sands. A fresh interest in coal and lignite is also apparent in the papers from Canada and from western and eastern Europe. Many papers and discussions deal with the related technology of desulphurisation of coal and oil during combustion or in exhaust gases, much of the research in this area being inspired by the problems of acid rain and the damage to forests in the northern hemisphere.

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Published: January 1986

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-42715-1

Reviews

  • ...an excellent addition to a library catering to the needs of environmental engineers and scientists.
    Water, Air & Soil Pollution

Contents

  • Opening Address (A. Van Haute). Closing Address (A. Van Haute). Chemistry for protection of the environment, past, present and future (W.J. Lacy). 1. Key-Note Lectures: Toxic Assessment of Environmental Pollutants in Public Health Science (D. Rondia). Physico- and bio-chemical operations controlling advanced management of wastes (T. Winnicki). Possibilities and limitations of micropollutant removal in biological and physical-chemical water treatment (W.W. Eckenfelder). 2. General Problems (5 papers). 3. Reduction and Oxidative Treatment of Fossil Fuels and Other Chemical Treatments of Waste Streams(3 papers). 4. The Fate of Chemical Pollutants and Their Environmental Impact (8 papers). 5. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Oxidation and Disinfection (1 paper). 6. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Flocculation and Flotation (6 papers). 7. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Filtration (3 papers). 8. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Adsorption (4 papers). 9. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Ion Exchange (3 papers). 10. Physico-Chemical Treatment: Combined Chemical-Biological Processes (4 papers). 11. Reductive and Oxidative Treatment of Fossil Fuels and Other Organic Chemicals: Monitoring the Environment (2 papers). 12. Reductive and Oxidative Treatment of Fossil Fuels and Other Organic Chemicals: Fate and Behaviour of Hazardous Organic Chemicals in the Environment (2 papers). 13. Reductive and Oxidative Treatment of Fossil Fuels and Other Organic Chemicals: Treatment of Waste Streams (4 papers). 14. Advances in Environmental Analytical Chemistry (6 papers). Author Index. Subject Index.

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