The primary purpose is the compilation of information on environmentally important physiochemical properties of inorganic chemicals for use by environmental scientists and managers. This book, in a sense, is a companion document to the report previously prepared for environmentally important properties of organic chemicals, and which was subsequently published under the title: Handbook of Chemical Property Estimation Methods (McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1982.) Like the "organics" handbook, this "inorganics" book describes available estimation methods for various properties. This information supports our primary objective, which is to assist environmental scientists and managers (many of whom may not have a detailed knowledge or understanding of inorganic environmental chemistry) in overcoming the common problem of property data gaps and developing timely responses to environmental problems. This "inorganics" book covers environmentally important properties, without regard to estimability, and presents not only generic discussion of these properties, but also a summary of environmentally important data for the most common elements and pollutants.


For environmental engineers and inorganic chemists.

Table of Contents

(partial) Executive summary. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Description of individual processes. Reaction kinetics. Uptake by biota. Mathematical environmental fate modelling. Matrix elements and ligands. Trace metals. Pollutant/trace ligands. Chemical classes. Appendix. Subject index.


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