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Advanced Environmental Chemistry

  • Author(s): V K Ahluwalia
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 306
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179936542
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.395.00 / US $28.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 355.00 / US $25.00

Book Details

Environmental chemistry is becoming increasingly crucial in understanding important issues that range from climate change to local pollution problems. It is the study of the chemical and biochemical phenomena that occur in the environment. It also studies the effects of these chemicals on ecosystems, animals, and human health. 

Advanced Environmental Chemistry discusses environment and its biological cycles. The book provides students and professionals with a clear understanding of the science and its applications. It provides an in depth introduction to the chemical composition of the atmosphere and water. The author also thoroughly explores important concepts such as soil pollution, radioactive pollution, and environment toxicology. All the chapters are followed by multiple choice and short answer questions.

Target Audience

    Undergraduates, Researchers, and Professionals of Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Public Health Studies, Environmental Sciences and Studies, Medical Sciences

Table of Contents


    1. Environment
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Earth
    1.3 Environment
    1.4 Human Interference with Environment
    1.5 Types of Environment
    1.6 Environmental Segments
    1.7 Vertical Temperature of Atmosphere
    1.8 Heat Budget of Earth’s Atmospheric System

    2. Biogeochemical Cycles of Environment
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Water Cycle
    2.3 Carbon Cycle
    2.4 Oxygen Cycle
    2.5 Nitrogen Cycle
    2.6 Phosphorus Cycle
    2.7 Sulphur Cycle
    2.8 Biodistribution of Elements

    3. Chemical Composition of Atmosphere
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Particulates
    3.3 Ions
    3.4 Radicals
    3.5 Smog

    4. Chemical and Photochemical Reactions in the Atmosphere
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Oxygen
    4.3 Ozone
    4.4 Nitrogen
    4.5 Oxides of Nitrogen
    4.6 Oxides of Sulphur
    4.7 Oxides of Carbon
    4.8 Chlorine

    5. Air Pollution
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Classification of Air Pollutants
    5.3 Major Sources of Air Pollution
    5.4 Major Air Pollutants
    5.5 Monitoring Air Pollutants
    5.6 Monitoring Particulate Matter
    5.7 Air Pollution Episodes
    5.8 Nuclear episodes

    6. Industrial Pollution
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Caustic-chlorine Industry
    6.3 Thermal Power Plants
    6.4 Fertilizer and Chemical Industries
    6.5 Tannery Industry
    6.6 Agro-based Industries
    6.7 Sugar Industry
    6.8 Distillery Industry
    6.9 Paper and Pulp Industry
    6.10 Plastic Industry
    6.11 Mining and Metallurgy Industry
    6.12 Cement Industry
    6.13 Sponge Iron Industry
    6.14 Dyeing Industry
    6.15 Detergent Industry
    6.16 Nuclear Power Plants
    6.17 Checking or Minimizing Industrial Pollution
    6.18 Planning (Designing) a Green Synthesis

    7. Vehicular Pollution
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Characteristics of Various Vehicular Pollutants
    7.3 Control of Vehicular Pollution
    7.4 Alternative Fuels
    7.5 Eco-friendly Cars

    8. Instrumental Techniques for Estimation of Various Pollutants in the Atmosphere
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Instrumental Methods for Measuring Air Pollution

    9. Characteristics of Water
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Properties of Water
    9.3 Potable and Non-potable Water
    9.4 Water Contaminants
    9.5 Hard and Soft Water

    10. Water Pollution
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Types of Water Pollutants
    10.3 Water Pollution in Various Waterbodies
    10.4 Harmful Effects of Water Pollution

    11. Sources of Water Pollution
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Sewage and Domestic Wastes
    11.3 Industrial Effluents
    11.4 Agricultural Discharge
    11.5 Detergents
    11.6 Toxic Metals
    11.7 Radioactive Materials
    11.8 Thermal Pollution

    12. Management of Water
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Treatment of Sewage and Domestic Wastes
    12.3 Treatment of Wastewater from Industries at Source
    12.4 Rainwater Harvesting
    12.5 Economical Use of Water
    12.6 Desalination of Sea water
    12.7 Water Quality Parameters

    13. Formation of Soil and its Characteristics
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Formation of Soil
    13.3 Soil Profile
    13.4 Soil Characteristics
    13.5 Types of Soil
    13.6 Alkaline, Acidic, and Neutral Soil
    13.7 Plant Nutrients

    14. Soil Pollution
    14.1 Introduction
    14.2 Industrial Wastes
    14.3 Urban Wastes
    14.4 Radioactive Pollutants
    14.5 Agricultural Activities
    14.6 Chemical and Metallic Pollutants
    14.7 Biological Agents
    14.8 Mining
    14.9 Environmental Concerns of Soil Pollution
    14.10 Harmful Effects of Soil Pollution
    14.11 Preventive Measures to Check Health Hazards due to Soil Pollution

    15. Control of Soil Pollution
    15.1 Control of Sewage, Domestic Wastes, and Industrial Wastes
    15.2 Control of Urban Wastes
    15.3 Organic Farming
    15.4 Integrated Pest Management

    16. Radioactive Pollution
    16.1 Introduction 
    16.2 Radioactive Pollution
    16.3 Sources of Radioactive Pollution
    16.4 Effects of Radioactive Pollution
    16.5 Protection and Control Measures
    16.6 Disposal of Radioactive Waste

    17. Environmental Toxicology
    17.1 Introduction
    17.2 Chemicals in the Environment
    17.3 Biodegradation
    17.4 Microbial Transformations
    17.5 Effect of Toxic Chemicals on Enzymes
    17.6 Biochemical Effects of Some Toxic Substances

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