About the Book
Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment, Fourth Edition explains the fundamental principles of mass transport, chemical partitioning, and chemical/biological transformations in surface waters, in soil and groundwater, and in air. Each of these three major environmental media is introduced by descriptive overviews, followed by a presentation of the controlling physical, chemical, and biological processes. The text emphasizes intuitively based mathematical models for chemical transport and transformations in the environment and serves both as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science and engineering, and as a standard reference for environmental practitioners.
Following on the previous edition, which won a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association, this edition expands the discussion of applications for sustainability, adds coverage of the hyperheic zone discussion in Chapter 3, highlights the relationships between chemical structures and properties, and includes new and/or previously underestimated classes of pollutants, such as PCPs, pfos, pfoa, microplastics, microfibers, and nanoparticles. Additionally, it updates tables, figures, and references and includes worked problems and exercises ad the end of each chapter.
Approx. 200 illustrations (100 in full color)