Environmental Chemistry: Fundamentals

Ibanez, J.G., Hernandez-Esparza, M., Doria-Serrano, C., Fregoso-Infante, A., Singh, M.M. 
Springer  2007  

Hardcover  334 pp  ISBN 9780387260617      £68.00
Our Earth is a remarkable reaction vessel. It is of paramount importance that students grow in their understanding and awareness of the astounding effects that chemistry and biochemistry have on our environment.

The first book in the field to encompass theory and practice, Environmental Chemistry: Fundamentals covers the chemical and biochemical processes that take place in air, water, soil, and living systems. The text is written with advanced college students in mind; nevertheless, issues are frequently presented in such a way that graduate students and professionals can find subjects of interest. Available separately, an experimental companion book, Environmental Chemistry: Microscale Laboratory Experiments, provides students with a thorough practical introduction to environmental experimentation.

By using literature data in many of the examples and problems, both Environmental Chemistry: Fundamentals and Environmental Chemistry: Microscale Laboratory Experiments help students expand their problem solving skills and practice with real situations


Part 1: Introductory Concepts.
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry.
Chemistry Fundamentals,

Part 2: The Chemistry of Natural Environmental Processes.
The Chemistry of Processes in the Atmosphere.
The Chemistry of Processes in the Lithosphere.
The Chemistry of Processes in the Hydrosphere.
Natural Biochemical Processes and Organisms in the Biosphere

Part 3: Effects, Treatment and Prevention of Pollution
Effects of Pollutants on the Chemistry of the Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere
Effects of Pollutants on the Biosphere: Biodegradability, Toxicity, and Risks
Physicochemical and Physical Treatment of Pollutants and Wastes
Biological Treatment of Pollutants and Wastes
The Minimization and Prevention of Pollution; Green Chemistry.

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