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Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems / Edition 1
     

Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems / Edition 1

by Cary T. Chiou, C. T. Chiou
 

ISBN-10: 0471233250

ISBN-13: 9780471233251

Pub. Date: 08/23/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Given the presence of a wide variety of contaminants in the environment, it is important to understand what drives a contaminant from one medium to another, as well as the manner and extent to which a contaminant associates with the different media or phases within a local environmental system. Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental

Overview

Given the presence of a wide variety of contaminants in the environment, it is important to understand what drives a contaminant from one medium to another, as well as the manner and extent to which a contaminant associates with the different media or phases within a local environmental system. Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems forms a comprehensive resource on the behavioral characteristics of contaminants so that appropriate strategies can be adopted to either prevent or minimize their adverse impacts on human welfare and natural resources.

Cary Chiou’s far-reaching text depicts the processes by which nonionic organic contaminants are sorbed to natural biotic and abiotic substances. This book focuses on physical principles and system parameters that affect the contaminant uptake by soil from water, air, and other media; by fish from water; and by plants from soil and water. As contaminant uptake by natural organic substances is often predominantly a partition interaction, the partition characteristics in several solvent-water model mixtures are treated in detail to elucidate the relevant physicochemical parameters. The account of contaminant sorption to soils, fish, and plants is strengthened by companion chapters on:

  • Fundamentals of solution theory
  • Interphase partition equations
  • Fundamentals of adsorption theory
  • Vapor adsorption on mineral and carbonaceous solids

No other single source in the field delivers as compelling a combination of background understanding and "state-of-the-science" comprehension of current issues. Ideally suited for a graduate-level environmental course, Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems also serves as a technical guide to current and future research in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471233251
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/23/2002
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Important Thermodynamic Properties.

Fundamentals of the Solution Theory.

Interphase Partition Equations.

Fundamentals of the Adsorption Theory.

Contaminant Partition and Bioconcentration.

Vapor Adsorption on Minerals and Other Solids.

Contaminant Sorption to Soils and Natural Solids.

Contaminant Uptake by Plants from Soil and Water.

Bibliography.

Index.

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