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The Environmental Chemistry of Aluminum

2nd Edition

By Garrison Sposito

CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9781566700306
pub: 1995-11-27
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The Environmental Chemistry of Aluminum provides a comprehensive, fundamental account of the aqueous chemistry of aluminum within an environmental context. An excellent reference for environmental chemists and scientific administrators of environmental programs, this book contains material reflecting the many recent changes in this rapidly developing discipline.

The first three chapters discuss the most fundamental aspects of aluminum chemistry: its quantitation in soils and natural waters, including speciation measurements, and its stable chemical forms, both as a dissolved solute and in a solid phase. These chapters emphasize both critical assessments of and definitive recommendations for laboratory methodologies and measured thermodynamic properties relating to aluminum chemistry.

The next four chapters in The Environmental Chemistry of Aluminum build on this foundation to provide details of the polymeric chemistry of aluminum: its polynuclear and colloidal hydrolytic species in aqueous solution, its complexes with natural organic ligands, including humic substances, and its role as an adsorptive and adsorbent in surface reactions. These chapters are grounded in experimental results rather than conceptual modeling.

The final three chapters describe the chemistry of aluminum in soils, waters, and watersheds. These chapters illustrate the problems of spatial and temporal variability, metastability, and scale that continue to make aluminum geochemistry one of the great challenges in modern environmental science.

Table of Contents

The Quantitation of Aqueous Aluminum, P.R. Bloom and M.S. Erich

Aqueous Equilibrium Data for Mononuclear Aluminum Species, D.K. Nordstrom and H.M. May

Inorganic Aluminum Bearing Solid Phases, B.S. Hemingway and G. Sposito

Aqueous Polynuclear Aluminum Species, P.M. Bertsch and D.R. Parker

Environmental Chemistry of Aluminum-Organic Complexes, G.F. Vance, F.J. Stevenson, and F.J. Sikora

Surface Reactions of Aqueous Aluminum Species, P.M. Jardine and L.W. Zelazny

The Surface Chemistry of Aluminum Oxides and Hydroxides, S.R. Goldberg, J.A. Davis, and J.D. Hem

The Solubility of Aluminum in Soils, W.L. Lindsay and P.M. Walthall

The Chemistry of Aluminum in Surface Waters, C.T. Driscoll and K.M. Postek

Aluminum Geochemistry at the Catchment Scale in Watersheds Influenced by Acidic Precipitation, W.H. Hendershot, F. Courchesne, and D.S. Jeffries

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General