A complete restructuring and updating of the classic 1982 Handbook of Chemical Property Estimation Methods (commonly known as "Lyman's Handbook"), the Handbook of Property Estimation Methods for Chemicals: Environmental and Health Sciences reviews and recommends practical methods for estimating environmentally important properties of organic chemicals. One of the most eagerly anticipated revisions in scientific publishing, the new Handbook includes both a foreword and a chapter by Dr. Lyman.
Written for convenient and frequent use, each chapter integrates recent developments while retaining the elements that made the first version a classic. As a reference tool, the New Edition is indispensable. It comprehensively reviews recent developments in chemical property estimation methods and focuses on the properties most critical to environmental fate assessment.
"An update of (my) Handbook has been long overdue…I was especially pleased to see the new Handbook be under the creative leadership of Bob Boethling and Don Mackay…who have been true leaders in the field of environmental chemistry for the last 20 years… I look forward myself to having this new Handbook on my special bookshelf…"
-Warren J. Lyman, from the foreword
PROPERTIES OF PURE SUBSTANCES
Melting Point, Marc Tesconi, and Samuel H. Yalkowsky
Boiling Point, Warren J. Lyman
Vapor Pressure, Martin L. Sage and Gloria W. Sage
Henry's Law Constant, D. Mackay, W.Y. Shiu, and K.C. Ma
Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient, Albert Leo
Vegetation/Air Partition Coefficient, Michael S. McLachlan
Solubility in Water, Donald Mackay
Soil and Sediment Sorption Coefficient, William J. Doucette
Bioconcentration & Biomagnification in the Aquatic Environment, Frank A.P.C. Gobas and Heather A. Morrison
Sorption to Aerosols, Terry F. Bidelman and Tom Harner
Absorption through Cellular Membranes, Stephen C. DeVito
REACTIVITY OR PERSISTENCE
Biodegradation, Philip H. Howard
Hydrolysis, N. Lee Wolfe, Peter M. Jeffers
Atmospheric Oxidation, Roger Atkinson
Photoreactions in Surface Waters, Theodore Mill
Oxidation-Reduction Reactions in the Aquatic Environment, Paul G. Tratnyek and Donald L. Macalady
Estimating the Properties of Surface-Active Chemicals, Johannes Tolls and Dick T.H.M. Sijm
Estimating the Properties of Synthetic Organic Dyes, David G. Lynch