Chemistry of the Environment

Chemistry of the Environment

2nd Edition - March 21, 2002

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  • Authors: Ronald Bailey, Herbert Clark, James Ferris, Sonja Krause, Robert Strong
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080488479
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120734610

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Emphasizing new science essential to the practice of environmental chemistry at the beginning of the new millennium, Chemistry of the Environment describes the atmosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment and the practice of industrial ecology as it applies to chemical science. It includes extensive coverage of nuclear chemistry, covering both natural environmental sources and anthropogenic sources, their impacts on health, and their role in energy production, that goes well beyond the newspaper coverage to discuss nuclear chemistry and disposal in a balanced and scientifically rational way.

Key Features

  • This is the only environmental chemistry text to adequately discuss nuclear chemistry and disposal in a balanced and scientifically rational way.
  • The overall format allows for particular topics to be omitted at the discretion of the instructor without loss of continuity.
  • Contains a discussion of climate history to put current climate concerns in perspective, an approach that makes current controversy about climate change more understandable.

Readership

Upper undergraduate and graduate level students studying environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, industrial ecology, and general biology.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Atmospheric Composition and Behavior
    3. Energy and Climate
    4. Principles of Photochemistry
    5. Atmospheric Photochemistry
    6. Petroleum, Hydrocarbons and Coal
    7. Soaps, Synthetic Surfactants, and Polymers
    8. Haloorganics and Pesticides
    9. Chemistry in Aqueous Media
    10. The Environmental Chemistry of Some Important Elements
    11. Water Systems and Water Treatment
    12. The Earth's Crust
    13. Principles of Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
    14. The Nuclear Environment
    15. Energy
    16. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling

Product details

  • No. of pages: 835
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: March 21, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080488479
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120734610

About the Authors

Ronald Bailey

Affiliations and Expertise

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

Herbert Clark

Affiliations and Expertise

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

James Ferris

Affiliations and Expertise

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

Sonja Krause

Affiliations and Expertise

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

Robert Strong

Affiliations and Expertise

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.

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