Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Engineering: Analysis and Prediction describes the principles that govern chemical reactivity, and demonstrates how these principles are used to yield more accurate predictions. Increase your accuracy in analyzing and predicting the speed of pollutant conversion in engineered systems such as water and wastewater treatment plants, or natural systems, such as lakes and aquifers receiving industrial pollution. The book includes examples from air, water, and soil. The three part treatment begins with a clear exposition of the properties of environmental and inorganic organic chemicals, followed by partitioning and sorption processes and sorption and transformation processes.
Kinetic principles are used to calculate or estimate the pollutants' half-lives. Physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants are used to estimate transformation mechanisms and rates. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of how physico-chemical and structural properties relate with the transformations of organic pollutants.
- Offers a one stop source for analyzing and predicting the speed of organic and inorganic reaction mechanisms for air, water and soil
- Provides the tools and methods for increased accuracy in analyzing and predicting the speed of pollutant conversion in engineered systems
- Uses kinetic principles along with physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants to estimate transformation mechanisms and rates
Environmental, Civil Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Process Engineers, and Material Engineers and Researchers
Part One: Introduction
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 andBases
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2018
- 1st August 2018
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Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal Energy
Sources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.
James Speight is also a Consultant, Author and Lecturer on energy and environmental issues. He has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from University of Manchester. James has worked for various corporations and research facilities including Exxon, Alberta Research Council and the University of Manchester. With more than 45 years of experience, he has authored more than 400 publications--including over 50 books--reports and presentations, taught more than 70 courses, and is the Editor on many journals including the Founding Editor of Petroleum Science and Technology.
Editor, Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal, Energy Sources. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.