© 1980

Anthropogenic Compounds


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 3 / 3A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. G. Kaiser, G. Tölg
    Pages 1-58
  3. U. Förstner
    Pages 59-107
  4. J. Russow
    Pages 133-148
  5. V. Zitko
    Pages 149-156
  6. E. A. Clarke, R. Anliker
    Pages 181-215
  7. W. Funke
    Pages 217-229
  8. G. C. Butler, C. Hyslop
    Pages 231-270
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interestin this subject, however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached as yet about the exact content and Iimits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the first objectives ofEnvironmental Chemistry must be the study ofthe environment and of natural chemical processes which occur in the environment. A major purpose of this series on Environmental Chemistry, therefore, is to present a reasonably uniform view of various aspects of the chemistry of the environ­ ment and chemical reactions occurring in the environment. The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Environ­ mental Chemistry. Wehave now synthesized and described over five million chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about hundred and fifty million tons of synthetic chemieals annually. We ship billions of tons of oil per year and through mining operations and other geophysical modifications, large quantities of inorganic and organic materials are released from their natural deposits. Cities and metropolitan areas ofup to 15 million inhabitants produce large quantities ofwaste in relatively small and confined areas. Much of the chemical products and waste products of modern society are released into the environment either during production, storage, transport, use or ultimate disposal. These released materials participate in natural cycles and reactions and frequently Iead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.


Gesundheitsschädlicher Stoff Umwelt Umweltchemie chemistry environment environmental chemistry health industry transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ETADBasel 5Switzerland
  2. 2.Div. of Biological SciencesNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Institut für SedimentforschungUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.II. Institut für Technische ChemieUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Federal Republic of Germany
  5. 5.Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungSchwäbisch GmündFederal Republic of Germany
  6. 6.Dept. of Organic ChemistryUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden
  7. 7.Hoechst AGFrankfurt/M. 80Federal Republic of Germany
  8. 8.Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungSchwäbisch GmündFederal Republic of Germany
  9. 9.Rütgerswerke AGCastrop-RauxelFederal Republic of Germany
  10. 10.Fisheries and OceansFisheries and Environmental SciencesSt. AndrewsCanada

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