Natural Water Remediation

Natural Water Remediation

Chemistry and Technology

1st Edition - August 29, 2019

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  • Author: James Speight
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128038109
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128038826

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Natural Water Remediation: Chemistry and Technology considers topics such as metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions that occur in natural water environments. The book begins with the fundamentals of acid-base and redox chemistry to provide a better understanding of the natural system. Other sections cover the relationships among environmental factors and natural water (including biochemical factors, hydrologic cycles and sources of solutes in the atmosphere). Chemical thermodynamic models, as applied to natural water, are then discussed in detail. Final sections cover self-contained applications concerning composition, quality measurement and analyses for river, lake, reservoir and groundwater sampling.

Key Features

  • Covers the fundamentals of acid-base and redox chemistry for environmental engineers
  • Focuses on the practical uses of water, soil mineral and bedrock chemistry and how they impact surface and groundwater
  • Includes applications concerning composition, quality measurement and analyses for river, lake, reservoir and groundwater sampling


Environmental, Civil and Chemical Engineers and Researchers

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Metals
    Section One: Introduction
    Section Two:  Environmental Organic Chemicals

    Part Two: Partitioning and Sorption Processes
    Section Three:  Molecular Interactions, Partitioning, and Thermodynamics
    Section Four: Vapor Pressure
    Section Five: Aqueous Solubility and Activity Coefficients
    Section Six:  Air Water and Air Organic Solvent Partitioning
    Section Seven: Organic Water Partitioning
    Section Eight: Organic Acids and Bases

    Part Three: Sorption and Transformation Processes
    Section Nine: Sorption Processes
    Section Ten: Thermodynamic and Kinetics of Transformation Reactions
    Section Eleven: Hydrolysis and Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions
    Section Twelve: Redox Transformations
    Section Thirteen: Photochemical and Photocatalytic Transformations
    Section Fourteen Biological Transformations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: August 29, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128038109
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128038826

About the Author

James Speight

Dr. Speight has more than fifty years of experience in areas associated with the properties and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels. He has participated in, as well as led, significant research in defining the use of chemistry of tar sand bitumen, heavy oil, conventional petroleum, natural gas, coal, oil shale, and biomass as well as work related to corrosion and corrosion prevention. He has founded and/or edited several international journals, most recently the Proceedings of the Oil Gas Scientific Research Project Institute, Azerbaijan, and Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis, until 2020). Dr. Speight is an author/editor of several databases and encyclopedic works. He has also authored more than 95 books as well as more than 400 publications, reports, and presentations detailing these research activities, and has taught more than eighty related courses.

Affiliations and Expertise

CD and W Incorporated, Laramie, United States

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