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11th Edition

Environmental Chemistry

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ISBN 9780367558871
May 27, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
832 Pages 389 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With clear explanations, real-world examples and updated ancillary material, the 11th edition of Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the concepts essential to the practice of environmental science, technology and chemistry. The format and organization popular in preceding editions is used, including an approach based upon the five environmental spheres and the relationship of environmental chemistry to the key concepts of sustainability, industrial ecology and green chemistry. The new edition provides a comprehensive view of key environmental issues, and significantly looks at diseases and pandemics as an environmental problem influenced by other environmental concerns like climate change.


  1. The most trusted and best-selling text for environmental chemistry has been fully updated and expanded once again
  2. The author has preserved the basic format with appropriate updates including a comprehensive overview of key environmental issues and concerns
  3. New to this important text is material on the threat of pathogens and disease, deadly past pandemics that killed millions, recently emerged diseases and the prospects for more environment threats related to disease
  4. This outstanding legacy appeals to a wide audience and can also be an ideal interdisciplinary book for graduate students with degrees in a variety of disciplines other than chemistry

Table of Contents

Environmental Chemistry: An Essential Discipline in Coping with Challenges Facing Humankind

The Hydrosphere and Water Chemistry

Oxidation/Reduction in Aquatic Chemistry

Phase Interactions in Aquatic Chemistry

Aquatic Microbial Biochemistry

Water Pollutants and Water Pollution

World Water Crisis and Climate Change: Water Renovation and Recycling

The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Chemistry

Particles in the Atmosphere

Gaseous Inorganic Air Pollutants

Organic Air Pollutants

Photochemical Smog

The Endangered Global Atmosphere

The Geosphere and Geochemistry

Soil: Earth’s Lifeline

The Anthrosphere: Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry

Resources and Sustainable Materials

Sustainable Energy: The Key to Everything

The Nature, Sources, and Environmental Chemistry of Hazardous Wastes

Industrial Ecology for Waste Minimization, Utilization, and Treatment

The Biosphere: Environmental Biochemistry

Toxicological Chemistry

Toxicological Chemistry of Chemical Substances

Chemical Analysis in Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry

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Stanley E. Manahan is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has been on the faculty since 1965. He received his A.B. in chemistry from Emporia State University in Kansas in 1960 and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1965. Since 1968, his primary research and professional activities have been in environmental chemistry, with recent emphasis on hazardous waste treatment. His latest research has involved gasification of wastes and gasification of sewage sludge and crop byproduct biomass for energy production. He is the author of approximately 90 research papers. Professor Manahan has taught courses on environmental chemistry, hazardous wastes, toxicological chemistry, and analytical chemistry and has lectured on these topics throughout the U.S. as an American Chemical Society Local Sections tour speaker and in a number of countries including France, Italy, Austria, Japan, Mexico, and Venezuela. Since 1970, Professor Manahan has written a number of books in his areas of expertise including printed works and more recently electronic versions. His longest standing and most popular book has been Environmental Chemistry, the first of its kind, initally published in 1972 through numerous editions of which this work is the 11th edition. Other topics on which the author has written books include general chemistry, applied chemistry, toxicological chemistry, toxicology, quantitative chemical analysis, sustainable chemical science, green chemistry, water chemistry, energy, environmental geology and geochemistry, global climate change, environmental and sustainability science, the anthrosphere and the anthropocene epoch, hazardous wastes, and industrial ecology.