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Key Concepts in Environmental Chemistry

Key Concepts in Environmental Chemistry provides a modern and concise introduction to environmental chemistry principles and the dynamic nature of environmental systems. It offers an intense, one-semester examination of selected concepts encountered in this field of study and provides integrated tools in explaining complex chemical problems of environmental importance. Principles typically covered in more comprehensive textbooks are well integrated into general chapter topics and application areas. The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a valuable resource for learning the basic concepts of environmental chemistry from an easy to follow, condensed, application and inquiry-based perspective. Additional statistical, sampling, modeling and data analysis concepts and exercises will be introduced for greater understanding of the underlying processes of complex environmental systems and fundamental chemical principles. Each chapter will have problem-oriented exercises (with examples throughout the body of the chapter) that stress the important concepts covered and research applications/case studies from experts in the field. Research applications will be directly tied to theoretical concepts covered in the chapter. Overall, this text provides a condensed and integrated tool for student learning and covers key concepts in the rapidly developing field of environmental chemistry.

Upper level undergraduate physical science students who have taken a General Chemistry course.

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374993-2


  • "The author delivers a blend of theoretical and practical material in a very concise manner.  Given the wide range of topics covered (to account for the complex environment), it is impressive to encounter such a compact work designed for use in a one-semester course."--CHOICE


    1. Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
    2. Environmental Statistical Analysis and Sampling Considerations
    3. Aqueous Chemistry
    4. Surface Water Quality and Monitoring Activities
    5. Groundwater Contamination
    6. Water Treatment and Related Technologies
    7. The Atmosphere and Associated Processes
    8. Air Pollutants and Associated Chemical and Photochemical Processes
    9. Soil and Agricultural Chemistry
    10. Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemical Processes


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