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Environmental Chemistry

3rd Edition

By Peter O'Neill

CRC Press

284 pages

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Description

A complete introduction to environmental chemistry, this book provides insight into the operation of the chemical processes near the Earth's surface. The four-part format groups together related environmental topics and introduces theoretical concepts. Part One brings together many essential basic geological, geochemical, and chemical ideas, and emphasizes the importance of oxygen to the chemistry of reactions near the Earth's surface. Parts Two and Three discuss systems depending on these reaction types, and Part Four examines the effects of human activities on elements that usually cycle naturally in small quantities. Also in this part, the perturbation of natural cycles by agricultural, industrial, and social developments is highlighted in terms of the consequent problems of environmental management.

Table of Contents

THE OXYGEN-RICH PLANET

History of the Earth

Oxygen

MAJOR ELEMENTS FOUND IN LIVING MATTER

Hydrogen

Carbon

Nitrogen

Sulfur

Phosphorus

MAJOR ELEMENTS IN THE EARTH'S CRUST

Silicon

Iron

Aluminium

Calcium and Magnesium

Sodium and Potassium

MINOR ELEMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

Lead

Mercury

Zinc and Cadmium

Uranium

Radon

Hazardous Organic Compounds

Appendix

Glossary

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology