IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems: Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces / Edition 1by Herman P. Van Leeuwen, Zehnder Alexander J. B.
Pub. Date: 03/05/2004
The IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems provides a critical evaluation of the state-of-the-art on physicochemical properties and processes in environmental systems, as well as on the analytical techniques required to study and monitor them. The series is aimed at promoting rigorous analysis and understanding of physicochemical… See more details below
The IUPAC Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems provides a critical evaluation of the state-of-the-art on physicochemical properties and processes in environmental systems, as well as on the analytical techniques required to study and monitor them. The series is aimed at promoting rigorous analysis and understanding of physicochemical functioning of environmental and bioenvironmental systems. The effects and fate of organic and inorganic materials in environmental systems are determined by their distribution and transport within and between biotic and abiotic reservoirs. Development of mechanistic models to describe these processes requires an integrated approach with functional links between the various modes of transport of bioactive chemical species and the biophysical processes to which they are subjected. Until now, much of the key knowledge in this area has been dispersed over several rather poorly interacting disciplines. This timely book integrates these activities and highlights key directions for future research. The book focuses on the physicochemical kinetics of processes in the interphasial region between organisms and their external medium, and coupling of these processes with the mass transfer of the chemical species involved. Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at Biointerfaces will be a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in understanding the fundamentals of chemical kinetics and transport processes in bioenvironmental systems. The content is required reading for chemists, physicists and biologists in environmentally oriented disciplines.
- Publication date:
- Series on Analytical and Physical Chemistry of Environmental Systems Series, #1
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.46(d)
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
1. Physicochemical Kinetics and Transport at the Biointerface: Setting the Stage (W. Köster and H. P. van Leeuwen).
2. Molecular Modelling of Biological Membranes: Structure and Permeation Properties (F. A. M. Leermakers and J. M. Kleijn).
3. Biointerfaces and Mass Transfer (H. P. van Leeuwen and J. Galceran).
4. Dynamics of Biouptake Processes: the Role of Transport, Adsorption and Internalisation (J. Galceran and H. P. van Leeuwen).
5. Chemical Speciation of Organics and of Metals at Biological Interphases (B. I. Escher and L. Sigg).
6. Transport of Solutes Across Biological Membranes: Prokaryotes (W. Ko¨ster).
7. Transport of Solutes Across Biological Membranes in Eukaryotes: an Environmental Perspective (R. D. Handy and F. B. Eddy).
8. Transport of Colloids and Particles Across Biological Membranes (M. G. Taylor and K. Simkiss).
9. Mobilisation of Organic Compounds and Iron by Microorganisms (H. Harms and L. Y. Wick).
10. Critical Evaluation of the Physi cochemical Parameters and Processes for Modelling the Biological Uptake of Trace Metals in Environmental (Aquatic) Systems (K. J. Wilkinson and J. Buffle).
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