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1st Edition

Environmental Chemicals Desk Reference

ISBN 9781498775731
Published August 29, 2017 by CRC Press
1691 Pages 550 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Abbreviations and Symbols


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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John H. Montgomery – Hydrogeochemist, Columbia Technologies, MD, USA. The author is an highly experienced hydrogeochemist with extensive knowledge and skills in the interpretation of data collected through MIP, LIF, HPT and MiHPT high resolution direct sensing technologies. With a career spanning more than 30 years in the environmental industry, Dr Montgomery has directed complex hydrogeologic and geochemical investigations and managed Brownfield projects. He has served many years in environmental consulting and in various forms of government including a position as an Acting Section Chief within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources. He has implemented various innovative remedial strategies, including reductive technology (nano iron) and oxidative (Fenton’s reagent) to treat contaminants in situ resulting in reduced lifecycle costs to the clients. Dr Montgomery has authored several papers and other publications including the best-selling Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference and the Agrochemicals Desk Reference. He earned a BS degree in geology at Stockton University, USA.

Thomas Roy Crompton, is a consultant and technical author based in the UK. For 30 years he served as head of the Analytical Research Laboratory of the Polymer research laboratory, Shell Chemicals UK. This was followed by 15 years as head of Water Analysis Laboratories in the UK,. Crompton has published around 50 books. These mainly cover the analysis of environmental samples including Waters, Soils & Sediments. Other publications cover Polymer Technology, Organometallic Compounds & Power Sources.Areas of expertise, Analysis of Natural & Sea Waters, Soils, Sediments & Sludge, Preconcentration techniques in Water Analysis, Application of Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry to Water Analysis.PhD on Polymer Technology, awarded from University of Salford UK.


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The Environmental Chemical Desk Reference is an excellent source for identifying sources and uses for a chemical. While looking for uses of a chemical, I may glance at other properties (e.g., chemical structure, density, and ionization potential, Henry’s law constant, and soil organic carbon/water partition coefficient). Because a wealth of environmental information is presented in a very organized way, I get more than I am looking for.

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