This guide to environmental chemistry covers major topical issues, including the greenhouse effect, the ozone layer, pesticides, and air and water pollution. The text offers an active problem-solving approach, with exercises incorporated throughout each chapter.
This book provides an in depth introduction to the chemical processes influencing the atmosphere, freshwaters, salt waters and soils. It discusses the behaviour of organic chemicals in the environment and environmental transfer between compartments such as air, soil and water. Also included is a section on biogeochemical cycling, which is crucial in the understanding of the behaviour of chemicals in the environment. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate chemistry students studying environmental chemistry.
This book is guiding us through the chemical composition of the three key environmental systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment; the authors explain the chemical processeswhich occur within and between each system, allowing for better understanding of how they behave. We then see how human activity continues to affect the chemical behaviour of these environmental systems, and what the consequences of these natural processes being disturbed can be.