Its All in the Water: Studies of Materials and Conditions in Fresh and Salt Water Bodies (ACS Symposium Series 1086)

Its All in the Water: Studies of Materials and Conditions in Fresh and Salt Water Bodies (ACS Symposium Series 1086)

By: Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff (editor), Meghann Murray (editor), Danielle Garshott (editor), Mark Benventuo (editor)Hardback

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While the problem of the degradation and pollution of our planet's salt waters has existed for millennia, indeed for all the time mankind has lived by water, it has become a matter of great concern within the past fifty years, as the human population of the planet has grown rapidly. Perhaps only air is more important to life on Earth than water, but even this point may be argued. The analysis of water, specifically fresh and salt water bodies upon which humans depend for daily drinking water, food, transportation, industrial feedstock, resources, and livelihood, becomes more important each year as these bodies are stressed by human interactions, use, and depletion. The quality of fresh water, littoral waters, and even deep ocean waters has thus drawn increasing attention in the recent past from academia, industry, government and the general public and this makes it a timely symposium subject, despite an established history of research into the substance, a number of well-written issues of various laymen's journals, and even growing coverage of the subject in the news media. To perform the analyses of various waters, and to determine the relative purity of waters and a diverse array of possible contaminants within them, requires numerous different analytical techniques and forms of instrumentation. Researchers who engage in such work often must utilize the talents of those with expertise in fields including: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, microbiology, and botany, as well as chemical and mechanical engineering, to name a few. The purpose of this volume, based on the symposium of the same name presented at the 241st meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Anaheim, California, in the spring of 2011, sponsored by the Environmental Chemistry Division, is to gather into one place the results and findings of current researchers from widely separated laboratories and centers in different areas. Because of the different aims of these researchers' individual studies, the results gathered here would normally be published in a rather broadly spread out and diversified series There is definitely a value in presenting these results in a single volume.

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Mark Benvenuto, University of Detroit Mercy Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff, University of Detroit Mercy Meghann Murray, University of Detroit Mercy Danielle Garshott, University of Detroit Mercy

Contents

Preface ; Fresh Water ; 1. Formation, Adsorption, and Stability of N-Nitrosoatrazine in Water and Soil ; Hsin-Ro Wei, Martha G. Rhoades, and Patrick J. Shea ; 2. Chlorine-Free Electrochemical Disinfection of Water Contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium and E. coli B ; N. N. Barashkov, D. A. Eisenberg, and I. S. Irgibaeva ; 3. Effect of Calcium and EDTA on the Uptake of Cadmium and Lead by Brassica juncea in Hydroponic Growth Medium ; D. L. Van Engelen, J. S. Boyd, and K. Ekbia ; 4. A Creative Scientific Inquiry Experience in Organic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis: Pharmaceuticals in the River Raisin ; Ruth Ann Armitage, Jennifer Bates, Amy Flanagan Johnson, and Harriet Lindsay ; 5. The Relationship between Free and Bound Hydrophobic Organic Pollutants and Dissolved Organic Matter in Drinking Water ; Meng-Horng (Chris) Hsu and I. H. (Mel) Suffet ; Salt Water ; 6. Photochemistry of Deepwater Horizon Oil ; Sarah M. King, Peter A. Leaf, and Matthew A. Tarr ; 7. Developing Antifouling Marine Coatings Using Protein-Resistant Betaine-Based Polymers ; Zheng Zhang and Christopher Loose ; 8. Elemental Analysis of a Variety of Dried, Powdered, Kelp Food Supplements for the Presence of Heavy Metals via Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry ; Danielle M. Garshott, Elizabeth A. MacDonald, Meghann N. Murray, Mark A. Benvenuto, and Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff ; Editors' Biographies ; Indexes ; Author Index ; Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780841226340
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780841226340
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0841226342

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