Colin Baird and Michael Cann's acclaimed Environmental Chemistry helps students explore the chemical processes and properties underlying environmental issues they hear about every day - climate change, pollution, biofuels, sustainability and more. Like no other textbook of its kind, it makes accessible the many ways chemists are tackling fundamental environmental problems – including those for which the chemical industry itself is a source.
With up-to-date, balanced, and authoritative coverage of soil, water, and air chemistry, the new edition again focuses on the environmental impacts of chemical production and experimentation, offering additional "green chemistry" sections and new case studies.
- Expanded coverage of energy production (especially biofuels), the generation and disposal of CO2, and innovative ways to combat climate change.
- Increased international coverage to give all students a better perspective on environmental problems and solutions around the world – for example, there is increased coverage of gaseous and particulate air pollution and CO2 emissions and air quality standards in different countries, both developed and developing ones.
- Updated Green Chemistry cases, including new cases on the development of
bio-based toners; recycling carbon dioxide; a non-volatile, reactive coalescent
for the reduction of VOCs in latex paints; bio-based liquid fuels and chemicals;
spinetoram, an improvement on a green pesticide.
- An Activity has been inserted into each chapter – these web- or library-based mini-projects could be assigned to individual students or to a group of them to accomplish and report on.
- More schematic diagrams have been added to promote student comprehension of the more complicated chemistry and appeal to a variety of learning styles.
- Marginal notes – to supplement the main text with additional interesting material, and to indicate which Review Questions are relevant to the material at hand.
PART I: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND AIR POLLUTION
Stratospheric Chemistry: the Ozone Layer
The Ozone Holes
The Chemistry of Ground-Level Air Pollution
The Environmental and Health Consequences of Polluted Air - Outdoors and Indoors
PART II: ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
The Greenhouse Effect
Energy Use, Fossil Fuels, CO2 Emissions, and Global Climate Change
Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels
Renewable Energy Technologies: Hydroelectric, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Marine Energy and Their Storage
Radioactivity, Radon, and Nuclear Energy
PART III: WATER CHEMISTRY AND WATER POLLUTION
The Chemistry of Natural Waters
The Pollution and Purification of Water
Toxic Heavy Metals
PART IV: TOXIC ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Dioxins, Furans and PCBs
Other toxic Organic Compounds of Environmental Concern
PART V: ENVIRONMENT AND THE SOLID STATE
Wastes, Soils, and Sediments
PART VI: ADVANCED ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
The Detailed Free-Radical Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Appendix A: Oxidation Numbers and Redox Equation Balancing Reviewed
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems