Environmental Chemistry : Principles and Recent Advances by P Padmaja Sudhakar and V J Koshy buy online

Environmental Chemistry : Principles and Recent Advances

  • Author(s): P Padmaja Sudhakar and V J Koshy
  • Size: 180 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 834
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publishing Status: Forthcoming
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179935224
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    Rs.650.00 / US $46.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 585.00 / US $41.00

Book Details

Chemistry plays a vital role in environmental protection and improvement. Over the years, environmental chemistry has emerged as a strong and dynamic science that has made enormous contributions to understanding the environment and the chemical and biochemical processes that occur in it. Environmental Chemistry: principles and recent advances provides a holistic view of the chemical processes in all segments of the environment.

It discusses the various pollutants present in the atmosphere, including persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals, pesticides, nanoparticles, and chiral pollutants. Advances in treatment techniques and analysis and monitoring of pollutants are the other topics covered in detail. A chapter has been dedicated for a omprehensive discussion on green chemistry. The book also talks about the Best Available Techniques (BAT) adapted by industries for Preventing and Controlling Pollution and also provides information on the application of analytical techniques, such as GC, LC, IR, and MS for analysing and measuring aqueous, solid and atmospheric samples and for monitoring environmental pollutants.

Key Features

    • Comprehensive coverage of recent remediation technologies
    • Inclusion of application of nanomaterials—their environmental effects and measurement techniques
    • Focus on green chemistry with respect to environmental processes
    • Significant emphasis on carbon sequestration and carbon credits
    • Specific focus on major environmental disasters, including the Fukiyama Daiichi nuclear disaster

Target Audience

    Graduate and Postgraduate students, Researchers, and Academicians of Chemistry, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacists

Table of Contents


    1. Basic Concept and Scope
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Definition and Explanation of Various Terms
    1.3 Principles and Cyclic Pathways in the Environment

    2. Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 The First Law of Thermodynamics
    2.3 Second Law of Thermodynamics
    2.4 Chemical Equilibrium
    2.5 Lipid–water Partitioning
    2.6 Particle–water Partitioning
    2.7 Air–water Partitioning
    2.8 Radionuclides
    2.9 Natural Radioactive Decay Series
    2.10 Hydrocarbons
    2.11 Conclusion

    3. Atmospheric Chemistry
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Temperature Inversions
    3.3 Reactions in the Atmosphere
    3.4 Particulate Matter
    3.5 Natural Radiation
    3.6 Natural Background Radiation in Our Body
    3.7 Conclusion

    4. Atmospheric Pollution
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Classification of Air Pollutants
    4.3 Primary Polluting Agents
    4.4 Organic Pollutants
    4.5 Ozone
    4.6 Smog
    4.7 Particulate Matter
    4.8 General Techniques for Controlling Air Pollut
    4.9 Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Greenhouse effect, and Global Warming
    4.10 Unfccc and Kyoto Protocol
    4.11 Carbon Project Methodologies
    4.12 Carbon Footprint
    4.13 Global Air Pollution Problems
    4.14 Conclusion

    5. Hydrospheric Chemistry
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Structure and Properties of Water
    5.3 Hydrologic Cycle
    5.4 Oxidation–Reduction Potential
    5.5 Sediment
    5.6 Major Aquatic Chemical Processes
    5.7 Conclusion

    6. Water Pollution
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Types of Water Pollutants
    6.3 Water Quality
    6.4 Water Treatment
    6.5 Cesspool for Domestic Sewage
    6.6 Nitrification–Denitrification Systems
    6.7 Removal of Suspended Solids
    6.8 Advanced Wastewater Treatment/Tertiary
    6.9 Sludge Management
    6.10 Municipal Water Treatment for Raw Water to Become Potable
    6.11 Treated Effluent Disposal
    6.12 Industrial Wastewater Treatment
    6.13 Corrosion
    6.14 Control of Corrosion
    6.15 Treatment of Corrosive Water
    6.16 Marine Pollution
    6.17 Conclusion

    7. Lithosphere Chemistry
    7.1 Chemical Composition of the Earth
    7.2 Lithosphere
    7.3 Minerals in the Earth’s Crust
    7.4 Earth’s Rocks
    7.5 Element Class
    7.6 Rock Weathering
    7.7 Soil Formation
    7.8 Fossil Fuels
    7.9 Biogeochemical Cycle
    7.10 Conclusion

    8. Soil and Soil Pollution
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Formation of Soil
    8.3 Solid–Solution Interface
    8.4 Soil Biomass
    8.5 Soil Pollution
    8.6 Pesticides in Soil
    8.7 Effect of Effluent Irrigation on Soil
    8.8 Pollution in Sediments
    8.9 Soil Remediation
    8.10 Conclusion

    9. Solid and hazardous Waste Management
    9.1 Solid Wastes
    9.2 Solid Waste Management
    9.3 Municipal Solid Waste Treatment
    9.4 Sewage Sludge Treatment
    9.5 Hazardous Waste
    9.6 Destruction of Some Hazardous Substances
    9.7 Conclusion

    10. Recent Advances in Treatment Technologies
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Recent Advances in Water Filtration Technologies
    10.3 Electrochemical Technology in Water Treatment
    10.4 Chemical Reduction Technologies
    10.5 Oxidation Technologies
    10.6 Photolytic Degradation Technologies
    10.7 Electron Beam Technology
    10.8 Emerging Trend of Using Magnetism
    10.9 Nanomaterials in Environmental Remediation
    10.10 Supercritical Fluid Extraction
    10.11 Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation
    10.12 Microwave-based Technologies
    10.13 Phytoremediation
    10.14 Bioremediation
    10.15 Conclusion

    11. Green Chemistry
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Chemical Water Treatments in Green Chemistry
    11.3 Green Water Analysis
    11.4 Clean Technologies
    11.5 Flow Technology
    11.6 Supercritcal Fluid: A Green Solvent
    11.7 Green Analytical Chemistry
    11.8 Green Strategies for Decontamination of Analytical Wastes
    11.9 Plasma chemistry as a green tool for waste management
    11.10 Treatment, Disposal, Reuse and Recovery of Waste from Industries
    11.11 Conclusions

    12. Environmental Toxicology
    12.1 Environment Toxicology
    12.2 Toxicity
    12.3 Toxic Chemicals
    12.4 Exposure to Toxins
    12.5 Advantageous use of Interaction of Microorganisms with Pollutants
    12.6 Conclusion

    13. Radiation Pollution
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Types of Radioactive Decay
    13.3 Radiation Effects
    13.4 Radiation Protection
    13.5 Radiation Protection Actions
    13.6 Conclusion

    14. Global Environmental Disasters
    14.1 Introduction
    14.2 Nuclear Disasters
    14.3 Disasters Caused by oil Spills
    14.4 Greatest Chemical Disasters
    14.5 Disasters Owing to Temperature Inversion
    14.6 Conclusion

    15. Analytical Techniques in Environmental Analysis
    15.1 Environmental Analysis
    15.2 Sampling
    15.3 Analysis of Trace Pollutants in Water
    15.4 Cleanup
    15.5 Classical and Modern Analytical Techniques
    15.6 Analysis of Target Contaminants in Environmental Matrices
    15.7 Sensors
    15.8 Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Matter
    15.9 Nanoparticle Detection and Characterization
    15.10 Analysis of Water Samples
    15.11 Analysis of Some Air Pollutants
    15.12 Speciation
    15.13 Speciation Analysis
    15.14 Conclusion

    16. Noise Pollution
    16.1 Introduction
    16.2 Sources of Noise
    16.3 Intensity of Sound
    16.4 Impact of Noise
    16.5 Control of Noise Pollution
    16.6 Regulatory Guidelines
    16.7 Noise Measurement Instruments
    16.8 Conclusion

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