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Water Quality Data
Analysis and Interpretation




ISBN 9780873716765
Published August 16, 1995 by CRC Press
416 Pages

 
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Book Description

Water Quality Data emphasizes the interpretation of a water analysis or a group of analyses, with major applications on ground-water pollution or contaminant transport. A companion computer program aids in obtaining accurate, reproducible results, and alleviates some of the drudgery involved in water chemistry calculations.
The text is divided into nine chapters and includes computer programs applicable to all the main concepts presented. After introducing the fundamental aspects of water chemistry, the book focuses on the interpretation of water chemical data. The interrelationships between the various aspects of geochemistry and between chemistry and geology are discussed. The book describes the origin and interpretation of the major elements, and some minor ones, that affect water quality.
Readers are introduced to the elementary thermodynamics necessary to understand the use and results from water equilibrium computer programs. The book includes a detailed overview of organic chemistry and identifies the simpler and environmentally important organic chemicals. Methods are given to estimate the distribution of organic chemicals in the environment. The author fully explains all accompanying computer programs and presents this complex topic in a style that is interesting and easy to grasp for anyone.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Geochemical Spheres
Industrial Raw Materials
Industrial Production
Geochemical Investigations
Presentation of Material in this Book
Review of Basic Chemistry and Geology
Introduction to Atomic Structure
Oxidation Numbers
Concentration Units
Rocks and Minerals
Rock-Water Interactions
Exercises
Major Inorganic Constituents of Water
Introduction
Weathering
Balancing Weathering Equations
Introduction to Water Quality
Exercises
Water Quality Interpretation
Introduction
Sampling
Laboratory Sample Analysis
Analysis Reliability
Interpretation of Water Quality Data
Graphical Methods
Groundwater Reactions
Mass-Balance Modeling
Brine Contamination
Geochemical Equilibrium Modeling
Introduction
Chemical Thermodynamics
Equilibrium Constant (K)
Activity (a)
Speciation
Mineral Saturation Index (SI)
Reduction/Oxidation (Redox) Reactions
Exercises
Geochemical Environments
Introduction
Factors Influencing the Mobility of Trace Elements
Exercises
Organic Chemistry Nomenclature
Introduction
Bonding of Organic Compounds
Naming Organic Compounds
Hydrocarbons
Halogenated Organic Compounds
Oxygen Functional Groups
Organic Nitrogen Compounds
Organic Compounds Containing Sulfur
Organic Phosphorus Compounds
Complex Nomenclature
Exercises
Ecosystem Partitioning and Solute Transport
Introduction
Ecosystem Partitioning
Groundwater Flow Models
Pollutant Degradation
Summary
Exercises
Computer Programs
Introduction
MFLASH
OFCARD
WATEVAL
WATEQ4F
ECOPLUS

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