Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment

  • I. Barnes
  • M. M. Kharytonov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. E. GÓMez Alvarez, M. Vazquez, A. MuÑOz, J. Hjorth, M. Pilling, H. Saathoff et al.
    Pages 71-82
  3. A. Tilgner, R. Wolke, H. Herrmann
    Pages 107-122
  4. M. Kanakidou*, S. Myriokefalitakis, K. Tsigaridis
    Pages 149-165
  5. A. Kokhanovsky, J. P. Burrows, H. Bovensmann, M. Buchwitz, A. LadstÄtter-Weibenmayer, S. NoËl et al.
    Pages 173-200
  6. K. J. Brockmann, Th. Benter, M. Lorenz, A. L. Mangas SuÁrez, S. GÄb, O. Schmitz et al.
    Pages 219-230
  7. K. M. Hansen*, J. H. Christensen, J. Brandt, L. M. Frohn, C. Geels, C. A. SkjØth et al.
    Pages 255-272
  8. A. Worsztynowicz, R. Kucharski, A. Sas-Nowosielska, D. Rzychon
    Pages 273-284

About these proceedings

Introduction

The book reviews the current state of knowledge on the chemical and physical processes occurring in the environmental media (i) the atmosphere, (ii) the aqueous phase and (iii) soil and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the chemical mechanisms (both explicit and condensed) currently available to simulate the multimedia environmental chemistry of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter in these media. Contributions examine how well this knowledge has been incorporated into different types of CT models and appraise the current status and significant issues in the development and usage of the models. Model simulations of some real world chemical perturbations to the Earth system are presented which appraise the performance of the models in relation to "real world" observations. Serious caveats in our understanding of chemical processes and their simulation in the various compartments of the Earth system are highlighted and areas are identified that need urgent improvement, in particular with respect to environmental security.

Keywords

Air pollution Flora Phytoremediation Transport Water pollution contaminants development ecosystem ecosystems emissions environment pesticide pollution soil

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Barnes
    • 1
  • M. M. Kharytonov
    • 2
  1. 1.FBC - Physical Chemistry DepartmentBergische University WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Dnepropetrovsk State Agrarian UniversityDnepropetrovskUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8846-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8845-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8846-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
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