Environmental Chemistry (inbunden)
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Environmental Chemistry (inbunden)

Environmental Chemistry

International Edition

Inbunden, Engelska, 2012-06-01
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Colin Baird and Michael Cann's acclaimed Environmental Chemistry helps students explore the chemical processes and properties underlying environmental issues they hear about every day - climate change, pollution, biofuels, sustainability and more. Like no other textbook of its kind, it makes accessible the many ways chemists are tackling fundamental environmental problems - including those for which the chemical industry itself is a source. With up-to-date, balanced, and authoritative coverage of soil, water, and air chemistry, the new edition again focuses on the environmental impacts of chemical production and experimentation, offering additional "green chemistry" sections and new case studies. Updates include: * Expanded coverage of energy production (especially biofuels), the generation and disposal of CO2, and innovative ways to combat climate change. * Increased international coverage to give all students a better perspective on environmental problems and solutions around the world - for example, there is increased coverage of gaseous and particulate air pollution and CO2 emissions and air quality standards in different countries, both developed and developing ones. * Updated Green Chemistry cases, including new cases on the development of bio-based toners; recycling carbon dioxide; a non-volatile, reactive coalescent for the reduction of VOCs in latex paints; bio-based liquid fuels and chemicals; and spinetoram, an improvement on a green pesticide. * An Activity has been inserted into each chapter - these web- or library-based mini-projects could be assigned to individual students or to a group of them to accomplish and report on. * More schematic diagrams have been added to promote student comprehension of the more complicated chemistry and appeal to a variety of learning styles. * Marginal notes - to supplement the main text with additional interesting material, and to indicate which Review Questions are relevant to the material at hand.
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COLIN BAIRD University of Western Ontario, Canada. MICHAEL CANN University of Scranton, USA.


PART I: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND AIR POLLUTION Stratospheric Chemistry: the Ozone Layer The Ozone Holes The Chemistry of Ground-Level Air Pollution The Environmental and Health Consequences of Polluted Air - Outdoors and Indoors PART II: ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE The Greenhouse Effect Energy Use, Fossil Fuels, CO2 Emissions, and Global Climate Change Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels Renewable Energy Technologies: Hydroelectric, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Marine Energy and Their Storage Radioactivity, Radon, and Nuclear Energy PART III: WATER CHEMISTRY AND WATER POLLUTION The Chemistry of Natural Waters The Pollution and Purification of Water Toxic Heavy Metals PART IV: TOXIC ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Pesticides Dioxins, Furans and PCBs Other toxic Organic Compounds of Environmental Concern PART V: ENVIRONMENT AND THE SOLID STATE Wastes, Soils, and Sediments PART VI: ADVANCED ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY The Detailed Free-Radical Chemistry of the Atmosphere Appendix A: Oxidation Numbers and Redox Equation Balancing Reviewed Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems Index