Environmental chemistry is an increasingly popular option on many chemistry courses, is a degree subject in its own right at some institutions, and is a key part of many environmental, earth and life science courses. Environmental Chemistry at a Glance illustrates both the operation of chemical processes in the environment and their integration with physical and biological processes. While the emphasis is on environmental chemical processes, the material in the book is placed in the wider context of the physical and biological sciences, giving an integrated approach to the environment from a chemist's point of view and providing background information in these other disciplines for the environmental chemist. Based on the highly successful and student friendly "at a glance" approach, the information is presented in integrated, self contained double page spreads of text and illustrative material, to facilitate the rapid assimilation, understanding and recall of critical concepts, facts and definitions. Students wanting a comprehensive and accessible overview of environmental chemistry will find this book an ideal source of the information they require.
In addition, the structured presentation will provide an invaluable aid to revision for students preparing for examinations.
Ian Pulford and Hugh Flowers are Lecturers in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK. They run the environmental chemistry honours degree programme and teach in the environmental science course offered by Glasgow
1. Rocks and Minerals. 2. Weathering Processes. 3. Clay Minerals. 4. Hydrous Oxides. 5. Humified Organic Matter. 6. Flocculation and Dispersion of Clays, Oxides and Organic Matter. 7. Ion Exchange. 8. Adsorption. 9. Solubility Processes. 10. Complexation and Chelation by Organic Matter. 11. Ph and Buffering. 12. Redox Potential. 13. Soil Development. 14. Soil Horizons and Soil Profiles. 15. Common Soil Types. 16. Soil Texture. 17 Soil Structure and Aggregation. 18. Sediments - Processes. 19. Sedimentary Environments. 20. The Hydrological Cycle. 21. The Freshwater Environment. 22. The Marine Environment. 23. The Atmosphere. 24. Atmospheric Processes. 25. Nutrient and Energy Flows in The Biosphere. 26. Diversity of Microorganisms. 27. Inorganic Plant Nutrients. 28. Temperature of Environmental Systems. 29. Soil Water. 30. Aeration and Gas Exchange. 31. The Carbon Cycle. 32. The Nitrogen Cycle. 33. The Sulfur Cycle. 34. The Phosphorus Cycle. 35. The Potassium Cycle. 36. Sources of Pollution. 37. Pesticides. 38. Fertilisers in Agriculture. 39. Nitrate Leaching. 40. Nitrate in Drinking Water. 41. Sewage Treatment. 42. Environmental Impacts of Sewage. 43. Contaminated Land. 44. Organic Contaminants in The Environment. 45. Heavy Metals. 46. Environmental Impacts of Mining. 47. Radioactivity. 48. Environmental Impacts of Radioactivity. 49. Global Warming and Climate Change. 50. The Ozone Layer. 51. Damage to The Ozone Layer. 52. Acid Rain