Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment: Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment

Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment, 1st Edition

By Sub Ramamoorthy, Sita Ramamoorthy

CRC Press

384 pages

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This book provides up-to-date information on chlorinated organics in the environment that can be used in monitoring, impact assessment, and decision-making processes. The text assists readers in predicting the potential for organic contamination as well as the critical medium of exposure to the health of the ecosystem and humans. Toxicity profiles provided for each chemical allow for evaluation of the short- and long-term effects on the environment. Discussions of environmental residues and pertinent worldwide regulations help readers compare chloroorganic contamination in different areas and analyze the associated regulatory approaches.

Chlorinated Organic Compounds in the Environment begins with an introduction to chlorinated organic compounds and discussions of fate processes and environmental migration, based on their physical properties and processes. Next, the text focuses on chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons; chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons-monocyclic and polycyclic compounds; and chlorinated biocides, phenols, dioxins, and furans in the environment. The North American and International regulations and advisories in the management of chlorinated organic compounds are reviewed in Chapters 3-8. The last two chapters of the book deal with prioritization for regulatory and monitoring assessment and regulatory decision-making processes. A glossary and comprehensive subject index makes terms easy to understand and find throughout the text.

Environmental managers, regulatory personnel, scientists, and students will gain a broader understanding of environmental problems and how they can be applied to different disciplines such as chemistry, life sciences, and engineering with this important reference.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Fate Processes and Environmental Migration of Chlorinated Organic Compounds

Physico-Chemical Properties

Physico-Chemical Processes

Transformation Processes

Chlorinated Aliphatic Compounds

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons-Monocyclic

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons-Polycyclic

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Biocides

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Phenols

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Chlorinated Dioxins and Furans

Properties

Production and Use Pattern

Sources in the Environment

Environmental Residues and Exposure Routes

Toxicity Profile

Regulations

Prioritization for Regulatory and Monitoring Assessment

Hazard Identification

Predictive Capability of Fate Processes

Exposure Assessment

Ranking Protocols

Regulatory Decision-Making Process

Risk Assessment

Strength and Boundary of Information

Risk Communication

Risk Management and Public Participation

Acceptable Risk

Glossary of Terms Used in this Book

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013040
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General