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Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry

Edited by Donald L. Macalady

Publication Date - 28 August 1997

ISBN: 9780195102086

528 pages
6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches


Environmental chemistry has evolved into a discipline which is far more than a series of applications of chemistry to environmental problems. The complexity and diversity of environmental systems demands a corresponding variety in the group of researchers who call themselves environmental chemists. This unique volume reflects this diversity and provides an in-depth introduction to a wide variety of topics within environmental chemistry. It features state-of-the-art contributions from leading scientists who are actively involved in an extensive range of research areas within environmental chemistry. Written at a level accessible to general readers, this volume has been carefully edited for consistency of level and style, and is fully referenced and indexed. It is organized into sections describing fundamental work in the environmental chemistry of condensed-phase systems, studies in atmospheric chemistry, and chapters more directly related to field data.

Table of Contents

    List of Contributors
    Part I: Environmental Chemistry of Condensed Phases
    1. The Solid-Water Interface in Natural Systems, Werner Stumm
    2. An Overview of Environmental Colloids, James F. Ranville and Ronald L. Schmiermund
    3. Environmental Chemistry of Trace Metals, Janet G. Hering and Stephan Kraemer
    4. Metal-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Organic Compounds in Aquatic Environments, Alan T. Stone
    5. The Chemistry and Geochemistry of Natural Organic Matter (NOM), Donald L. Macalady and James F. Ranville
    6. Assessing the Dynamic Behavior of Organic Contaminants in Natural Waters, Rene P. Schwarzenbach, Stefan B. Haderlein, Stephan R. Muller and Marcus M. Ulrich
    7. Correlation Analysis of Environmental Reactivity of Organic Substances, Paul G. Tratnyek
    8. Photolysis of Organics in the Environment, Jason Geddes and Glenn C. Miller
    9. Microbiologically Mediated Reactions in Aquatic Systems, Petra M. Radehaus
    Part II: Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry
    10. Oxidant Formation in the Troposphere, John W. Birks
    11. The Tropospheric Aerosol and Its Role in Atmospheric Chemistry, Sonia M. Kreidenweis
    12. Why Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Burning Won't Go Away, Pieter P. Tans
    13. Stratospheric Chemistry-Perspectives in Environmental Chemistry, William H. Brune
    14. Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Chemistry in the Stratosphere, Ann M. Middlebrook and Margaret A. Tolbert
    15. The Stratospheric Aerosol and Its Impact on Stratospheric Chemistry, James Charles Wilson
    Chemical-Transport Models of the Atmosphere, Guy P. Brasseur, Franck Lefevre and Anne K. Smith
    Part III: Applied Environmental Chemistry
    17. Sample Collection and Handling of Environmental Matrices, Michael J. Barcelona
    18. Metal-Phytoplankton Interactions in Marine Systems, Keith A. Hunter, Jonathan P. Kim, and Peter L. Croot
    19. Atmosphere-Water-Rock Interactions; As Observed in Alpine Lakes, Laura Sigg, Jerald L. Schnoor, and Werner Stumm
    20. Passive Bioremediation of Metals and Inorganic Contaminants, Thomas Wildeman and David Updegraff