This newly updated and expanded edition of Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment covers the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning, and chemical/biological transformation in surface waters, in soil and groundwater, and in air. In this textbook, each of these three major environmental media is introduced by descriptive overviews, followed by presentation of the controlling physical, chemical, and biological processes. Emphasis is placed on intuitively based mathematical models for chemical transport and transformations. Although developed for a one-semester graduate course, Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment, Second Edition, is also an essential reference for environmental practitioners in industry, consulting, and government agencies.
· Provides an integrated treatment of major environmental media
· Presents a quantitative treatment of fate and transport processes
· Is based on a graduate-level course taught for 10 years at MIT, augmented with practical consulting experience
· Features examples and illustrations throughout the text
· Includes extensive exercises at the end of each chapter
· Contains ample references to the primary literature
A textbook for a one-semester graduate course covering the basic principles of chemical behavior in the environment but possibly appropriate as well for some undergraduate courses in environmental engineering. Students are expected to be familiar only with basic freshman chemistry, physics, and mathematics and may be environmental science students or may simply need some exposure to environmental transport and fate processes for another field. Hemond (civil and environmental engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Fechner-Levy have expanded and revised their 1994 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)