"…a comprehensive set of fundamental concepts that provides the quantitative tools necessary to evaluate the fate of the organic chemicals in the environment…" (Vadose Zone Journal
, May 2007)
"…can be considered as the 'Bible of Organic Environmental Chemistry'…. will help to establish the subject discipline in the future" (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2004)
"…the authors have added substantially new material and improved the consistency of presentation in this second edition. This text should continue to be the leader in the field of environmental organic chemistry." (Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 80, No. 10, October 2003)
From the Publisher
Demonstrates how the chemical structure of organic compounds influences the molecular interactions which control transfer and reaction processes in the natural environment. Thoroughly explains how to quantify these processes using the principles of chemistry, physics and biology in a macroscopic environmental system. Focuses on the behavior of major synthetic organic chemicals introduced in large quantities into the environment. Contains more than 100 illustrations, an extensive bibliography and useful reference material such as constants, units and equations. Serves as a text for introductory courses in environmental organic chemistry as well as a source of information for the professional concerned with risk and hazard assessment of organic chemical pollutants in the environment.
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