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Main Title Environmental Chemistry Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems / [electronic resource] :
Author Lichtfouse, Eric.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schwarzbauer, Jan.
Robert, Didier.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
ISBN 9783540265313
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Analytical biochemistry ; Geochemistry ; Physical geography ; Environmental toxicology ; Soil conservation ; Environmental pollution
Internet Access
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Collation XXVI, 780 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Analytical Chemistry -- Toxic Metals -- Organic Pollutants -- Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds -- Pesticides -- Green Chemistry -- Ecotoxicology. Environmental chemistry is a new, fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. This book describes the state-of-the-art advances regarding the pollution of water, soils, atmosphere, food and living organisms by toxic metals, fossil fuels, pesticides and other organic pollutants. Furthermore, the eco-toxicology section presents novel bio-assays to assess the toxicity of various pollutants such as dioxins and endocrine disrupters within complex media. The green chemistry section highlights novel chemical reactions based upon environmentally friendly conditions. The analytical chemistry section describes very sensitive methods which trace the fate of pollutants in complex ecosystems.