Environmental Science

Environmental Compartments

Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota

Authors: Duursma, Egbert K., Carroll, JoLynn

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In order to achieve viable solutions to present-day environmental problems, professionals must understand the spatial and temporal links which exist between the different environmental compartments of biota, air, water, and land and aquatic sediments. This book explains many of the seminal theories used to identify links and predict the movement of natural and anthropogenic chemical compounds among environmental compartments. Theories are presented within the context of laboratory and field examples. Examples are given for many issues of public concern. New insights into theories regarding accumulation of contaminants such as PCBs are presented, challenging the passive acceptance of previously held dogma. The book is primarily for university education, but is also intended as a resource for environmental scientists and policymakers. To encourage self-study a number of exercises are incorporated in the text and two demo models are provided on a diskette, one showing radionuclide transport from dumped nuclear waste in the Kara Sea, the second illustrating the role of biodiversity in coastal zone management.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Duursma, Egbert K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Processes and equilibria between compartments

    Duursma, Egbert K. (et al.)

    Pages 2-36

  • Complexing metal- and radionuclide-sediment reactions

    Duursma, Egbert K. (et al.)

    Pages 37-63

  • Diffusion principles

    Duursma, Egbert K. (et al.)

    Pages 64-83

  • Organochlorines

    Duursma, Egbert K. (et al.)

    Pages 84-114

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Compartments
Book Subtitle
Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-80189-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-80189-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-80191-4
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 279
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