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Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I)
Analytical Chemistry (V) and Chemistry and the Environment (VI)


Number: 2005-048-2-100

Title: Solubility and thermodynamic properties related to environmental issues

Task Group
: Trevor Letcher

Members: Justin Salminen and Rubin Battino

Completion Date: 2007 - project completed

The objective is to bring together recent developments in SOLUBILITY and in THERMODYNAMICS which have a bearing on ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. This, we believe, could lead to new ways of thinking and solving problems related to environmental issues and pollution. The focus is on the importance of the basic property - SOLUBILITY - in understanding environmental pollution and hence overcoming pollution problems.

The book will highlight important areas of new research related to solubility and its applications to environmental issues. There will be 25 chapters (involving authors from 17 countries), focusing on areas such as: predicting and modeling of environmental pollutants from basic thermodynamics considerations and properties such as solubility; designing remediation and cleaner industrial processes based on basic thermodynamic properties; predicting and measuring the uptake of pollutants and new industrial chemicals in humans and in animals; solubility together with environmental issues related to, health science, mining, pesticides, soil chemistry, supercritical and phase equilibria separation processes, gasoline additives, ionic liquids in industry, corrosion control, surfactants, green synthesis, surface adsorption and biodegradeable plastic films.

Solubility is a basic phenomenon which determines the level of most pollution problems, both environmental and industrial. No book exists which focuses on recent work highlighting the importance of solubility and thermodynamic properties to environmental issues. The book will be published by Elsevier (Amsterdam) in 2007.

> other project relevant to this topic (#2005-016-1-100)

> Apr 2007: project completed
Book published by Elsevier - see book

Last update: 17 April 2007

<project announcement published in Chem. Int. Sep-Oct 2006>


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