A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation / Edition 1

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Overview

"A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport fills the need for a basic instructional tool for students and environmental professionals who lack the rigorous mathematical background necessary to derive the governing fate and transport equations. Taking a refreshingly simple approach to the subject that requires only a basic knowledge of algebra and first-year college chemistry, the book presents and integrates all of the aspects of fate and transport, including chemistry, modeling, risk assessment, and relevant environmental legislation; approaching each topic first conceptually before introducing the math necessary to model it." The first half of the book is dedicated to the chemistry and physics behind the fate and transport models, while the second half teaches and reinforces the logical concepts underlying fate and transport modeling. This better prepares students for support jobs in the environmental arena surrounding chemical industry and Superfund sites.
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"...an extremely well-written and presented instructions tool on fate and transport modeling." (Journal of Environmental Quality, July/August 2006)

"...unique instructional tool..." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471651284
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Sources and types of pollutant, why we need modeling, and historical contamination events 3
Ch. 2 Basic chemical processes in pollutant fate and transport modeling 31
Ch. 3 Quantitative aspects of chemistry toward modeling 97
Ch. 4 An overview of pollutant fate and transport modeling 145
Ch. 5 Fate and transport concepts for lake systems 157
Ch. 6 Fate and transport of pollutants in rivers and streams 187
Ch. 7 Dissolved oxygen SAG curves in streams : the Streeter-Phelps equation 211
Ch. 8 Fate and transport concepts for groundwater systems 231
Ch. 9 Fate and transport concepts in atmospheric systems 277
Ch. 10 Risk and the calculation of health risk from exposure to pollutants 303
Ch. 11 Environmental laws 337
Ch. 12 Case studies of selected pollutants 399
Ch. 13 Experiments 421
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