Fate of Pesticides and Chemicals in the Environment / Edition 1

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Overview

A result of important bilateral scientific agreements between the U.S. and the Soviet Union on the fate of chemicals and pesticides in the environment. Written by experts in both countries, it familiarizes the reader with recent state-of-the-art research being conducted in the areas of agricultural management and water pollution control. A number of models are provided to give the reader a concise grasp of exposure and ecological risk assessments involving these pollutants. Focuses on the necessity to improve our deteriorating standards of public health, environmental science and technology with a total systems approach through the pooled talents of scientists and engineers.

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The product of a US-Soviet symposium held under the auspices of the US EPA in Iowa City, November 1987. The proceedings have been edited to comprise a current textbook in environmental science and engineering that can be used by individual researchers and practitioners in the field of agricultural management and water pollution. In between the introduction and the postscript, 20 papers address topics in deposition and transport, physical-chemical processes, microbial transformations, and modeling of pesticides and chemicals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

About the editor J. L. SCHNOOR is Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Iowa. He has consulted for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the EPA and has directed a number of water quality modeling and toxic substance research projects. Dr. Schnoor is an authority on surface water and groundwater quality modeling and physical-chemical treatment of toxic chemicals and has written extensively on these subjects. He received his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Texas.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

DEPOSITION AND TRANSPORT.

Emissions Inventory of Heavy Metals and Hydrophobic Organics in the Great Lakes Basin (G. Wilber, et al.).

Dissipation of Pesticides in the Environment (J. Plimmer).

PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES.

Kinetics and Catalysis of Mineral Nitrogen Phototransformations in Aqueous Medium (G. Duka, et al.).

Equilibrium Adsorption of Chemical Vapors onto Surface Soils: Model Predictions and Experimental Data (K. Valsaraj & L. Thibodeaux).

MICROBIAL TRANSFORMATIONS.

Movement and Transformation of Halogenated Aliphatic Compounds in Natural Systems (P. McCarty, et al.).

Adaptation of Microorganisms for Pesticide Degradation (G. Vasilyeva, et al.).

MODELING OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS.

Mathematical Model for Chemical Spills and Distributed Source Runoff to Large Rivers (J. Schnoor, et al.).

Modeling the Accumulation of Organic Chemicals in Aquatic Food Chains (J. Connolly & R. Thomann).

POSTSCRIPT.

New Directions in Pest Management (J. Menn & A. Christy).

Index.

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