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Environmental Organic Chemistry (Paperback) (Renu00e9 P. Schwarzenbach & Philip M. Gschwend & Dieter M.
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"...covers theoretical background and case studies dealing with the physical-chemical properties that govern the fate of organic compounds..." (Environmental Science & Technology, December 1, 2002)"...a grand effort…Drs. Schwarzenbach, Gschwend, and Imboden...have gone beyond minor revisions and updating by eliminating old chapters and creating new ones to reflect a systems approach to understanding both fundamental theory and state of the art modeling." (Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 18, No. 6, June 2003)Environmental organic chemistry focuses on compound properties and environmental factors governing the processes that determine the fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered systems; this knowledge is then applied to quantitatively assessing the environmental behavior of organic chemicals.Based on the author’s discussions with professors and students the authors are refocusing the book on “chemical processes,” thus leaving out most of the environmental physics chapters. Pertinent physical aspects are integrated into various chapters and only one or two chapters are devoted to (simple) illustrative modeling aspects. The book also divides the various topics/chapters into introductory and an advanced sections in order to make the book more amenable to introductory courses. Finally the book describes the pertinent compound properties, environmental characteristics, and resulting processes in a more appealing manner, rather than providing an exhaustive scientific review of the topic.