• Editors
  • N. T. de Oude

Part of the Anthropogenic Compounds book series (HEC, volume 3 / 3F)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. H. A. Painter
    Pages 1-88
  3. M. S. Holt, G. C. Mitchell, R. J. Watkinson
    Pages 89-144
  4. Robert S. Boethling, David G. Lynch
    Pages 145-177
  5. D. Gleisberg
    Pages 179-203
  6. P. Christophliemk, P. Gerike, M. Potokar
    Pages 205-228
  7. Hazen L. Hoyt, Herman L. Gewanter
    Pages 229-242
  8. K. Wolf, P. A. Gilbert
    Pages 243-259
  9. Karen Raymond, Lucy Butterwick
    Pages 287-318
  10. P. A. Gilbert
    Pages 319-328
  11. J. G. Batelaan, C. G. van Ginkel, F. Balk
    Pages 329-336
  12. Hans-Joachim Opgenorth
    Pages 337-350
  13. J. B. Kramer
    Pages 351-366
  14. J. S. Falcone Jr., J. G. Blumberg
    Pages 367-382
  15. Jerry L. Hamelink
    Pages 383-398
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 399-406

About this book


Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interest in this subject, however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached as yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary subject, there appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the first objectives of Environ­ mental Chemistry must be the study of the 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 environment and chemical reactions occuring in the environment. The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Environ­ mental Chemistry. We have now synthesized and described over five million chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about one hundred and fifty million tons of synthetic chemicals 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 of up to 15 million inhabitants produce large quantities ofwaste in relatively small and confined areas. Much of the chemical products and was te 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 lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.


Ammonium Detergents Ecology Environmental Chemistry Environmental Protection Environmental Sciences Umwelt Umweltchemie Umweltschutz Waschmittel phosphate transport Ökologie Ökosystem

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-14983-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47108-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
  • Buy this book on publisher's site