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Main Title Environmental organic chemistry /
Author Schwarzenbach, René P.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gschwend, P. M.,
Imboden, Dieter M.,
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 2017
OCLC Number 964320063
ISBN 9781118767238; 1118767233
Subjects Organic compounds--Environmental aspects ; Water chemistry
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  TD196.O73S39 2017 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 11/12/2019
ERAM  TD196.O73S39 2017 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/24/2020
Edition Third edition.
Collation xviii, 1005 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
General topic and overview -- Background knowledge -- Background knowledge on organic chemicals -- The amazing world of anthropogenic organic chemicals -- Background thermodynamics, equilibrium partitioning and acidity constants -- Earth systems and compartments -- Environmental systems : physical processes and mathematical modeling -- Equilibrium partitioning in well-defined systems -- Partitioning between bulk phases : general aspects and modeling approaches -- Vapor pressure -- Solubility and activity coefficient in water; air-water partition constant -- Organic liquid-air and organic liquid-water partitioning -- Partitioning of nonionic organic compounds between well-defined surfaces and air on water -- Equilibrium partitioning in environmental systems -- General introduction sorption processes -- Sorption from water to natural organic matter (NOM) -- Sorption of ionic organic compounds to charged surfaces -- Aerosol-air partitioning : dry and wet deposition of organic pollutants -- Equilibrium partitioning from water and air to biota -- Mass transfer processes in environmental systems -- Random motion, molecular and turbulent diffusivity -- Transport at boundaries -- Air-water exchange -- Interfaces involving solids -- Transformation processes -- Background knowledge on transformation reactions of organic pollutants -- Hydrolysis and reactions with other nucleophiles -- Redox reactions -- Direct photolysis in aquatic systems -- Indirect photolysis : reactions with photooxidants in natural waters and in the atmosphere -- Biotransformations -- Assessing transformation processes using compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) -- Putting everything together -- Exposure assessment of organic pollutants using simple modeling approaches. Focuses on the molecular processes and macroscopic transport phenomena that determine the spatiotemporal distributions of organic chemicals released into the environment; this knowledge is then applied to quantitatively assess the fates of those chemicals in natural and engineered systems.