The third edition of "Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Chemistry" discusses the influence of environmental factors on living organisms and their nonliving surroundings with special reference to issues related to human health. Topics like energy conservation, acid rain, catalytic converters, delimitation of lakes, ozone depletion, eutrophication, natural fungicides and waste management, which have a bearing on the progress of the society are also incorporated. The schedule of toxic chemicals includes polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, methyl isocyanate, heavy metals and cyanides. Updated references and relevant websites are provided at the end of each chapter. New to the third Edition: chapters on: Hydrocarbons; Groundwater Pollution; Mining Operations; and Light Pollution.
G. S. Sodhi.: Department of Chemistry, S.G.T.B. Khalsa College University of Delhi, Delhi
Preface to the Third Edition / Preface to the First Edition / Acknowledgements / Part I: Abiotic Origin: Atoms and Molecules / Solid Earth / Hydrosphere / Atmosphere / Biosphere / Part II: Biotic Origin: Life / Cellular Environment / Cellular Alterations / Part III: Energy: Energy Flow / Fossil Fuels / Terrestrial Energy / Solar Energy / Nuclear Energy / Part IV: Air Pollutants: Sulfur Oxides / Nitrogen Oxides / Carbon Monoxide / Photochemical Smog / Greenhouse Gases / Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone / Suspended Matter / Indoor Pollution / Hydrocarbons / Part V: Water Pollutants: Classification of Water Pollutants / Heavy Metals / Soaps and Detergents / Paper Mills / Groundwater Pollution / Water Treatment / Part VI: Pollutants From Industry: Polymers and Plastics / Asbestos / Polychlorinated Biphenyls / Food Additives / Mining Operations / Part VII: Pollutants From Agriculture: Fertilizers / Insecticides / Fungicides and Herbicides / Part VIII: Waste Management: Solid Waste / Hazardous Waste / Part IX: Unconventional Pollutants: Noise Pollution / Light Pollution / Part X: Environmental Restoration: Is it Possible? / International Efforts / India's Efforts / Index.