Environmental Chemicals Desk Reference is a concise version of the widely read Agrochemicals Desk Reference and Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference. This up-to-date volume was inspired by the need for a combination of the material in both references, together with the large number of research publications and the continued interest in the fate, transport, and remediation of hazardous substances. Much new data has been added to this unique edition, including global legislation (REACH) and sustainability, thereby reflecting the wealth of literature in the field. Featured are environmental and physical/chemical data on more than 200 compounds, including pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
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Physical and Chemical Symbols
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
Chapter 1 Physical Properties of Agrochemicals
Chapter 2 Physical Properties of Organic Pollutants
Chapter 3 Environmental Fate Data for Miscellaneous Compounds
Chapter 4 Physical Properties of Individual Groundwater Chemicals
Empirical Formula Index
Degradation Products, Impurities, and Chemical Composition Index
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