M. Letcher (ed.)
[ ISBN-13: 978-0-444-52707-3;
Environmental problems are becoming an important aspect of our lives
as industries grow apace with populations throughout the world. Thermodynamics,
Solubility and Environmental Issues highlights some of the problems
and shows how chemistry can help to reduce these them. The unifying
theme is Solubility the most basic and important of thermodynamic
properties. This informative book looks at the importance and applications
of solubility and thermodynamics, in understanding and in reducing chemical
pollution in the environment. Written by experts in their respective
fields and representing the latest findings in this very important and
broad area. A collection of twenty-five chapters cover a wide range
of topics including; mining, polymer manufacture and applications, radioactive
wastes, industries in general, agro-chemicals, soil pollution and biology,
together with the basic theory and recent developments in the modelling
of environmental pollutants.
For consultants, industrial/local authority scientists, researchers
and graduate and post-graduate students
Basic Theory and
Chapter 1: An introduction to modelling of pollutants in the environment
Chapter 2: Modelling the solubility in water of environmentally important
organic compounds (E. Estrada et al.).
Chapter 3: Modeling of contaminant leaching (M. Diaz, D. Apul).
Industry and Mining
Chapter 4: Supercritical fluids and reductions in environmental pollution
(K. Yamanaka, H. Ohtaki).
Chapter 5: Phase equilibrium studies on ionic liquid systems for industrial
separation processes of complex organic mixtures (P. Reddy, T.M. Letcher).
Chapter 6: Environmental and solubility issues related to novel corrosion
control (W.J. van Ooij, P. Puomi).
Chapter 7: The behaviour of iron and aluminum in acid mine drainage:
speciation, mineralogy, and environmental significance (J.S. España).
Chapter 8: An evaluation of solubility limits on maximum uranium concentrations
in groundwater (T. Iwatsuki, R.C. Arthur).
Chapter 9 : Leaching from cementitious materials used in radioactive
waste disposal sites (K. Yokozeki).
Air, Water, Soil
Chapter 10: Solubility of carbon dioxide in natural systems (J. Salminen
Chapter 11: Estimation of the volatilization of organic chemicals from
soil (E. Voutsas).
Chapter 12: Solubility and the phytoextraction of arsenic from soils
by two different fern species (V. Campos).
Chapter 13: Environmental issues of gasoline additives aqueous
solubility and spills (J. Bergendahl).
Chapter 14: Ecotoxicity of ionic liquids in an aquatic environment (D.
Pieraccini et al.).
Chapter 15: Rhamnolipid biosurfactants: solubility and environmental
issues (C.N. Mulligan).
Chapter 16: Sorption, lipophilicity and partitioning phenomena of ionic
liquids in environmental systems (P. Stepnowski).
Chapter 17: The solubility of hydroxyaluminosilicates and the biological
availability of aluminium (C. Exley).
Chapter 18: Apatite group minerals: solubility and environmental remediation
(M.C.F. Magalhães, P.A. Williams).
Chapter 19: Solubility of gases and vapors in polylactide polymers (R.A.
Chapter 20: Biodegradable material obtained from renewable resource:plasticized
sodium caseinate films (J-L. Audic et al.).
Chapter 21: Supercritical carbon dioxide as a green solvent for polymer
synthesis (C.D. Wood et al.).
Chapter 22: Solubility of plasticizers, polymers and environmental pollution
(E. Bia?ecka Florjan'czyk, Z. Florjan'czyk).
Pollution Exposure in Humans
Chapter 23: Solubility issues in environmental pollution (A. Arce, A.
Chapter 24: Hazard identification and human exposure to pesticides (A.
Garrido Frenich et al.).
Chapter 25: Solubility and body fluids (E. Königsberger, LC Königsberger).
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