Multimedia Environmental Models: The Fugacity Approach, Second Edition

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CRC Press, 12 dic 2010 - 272 pagine
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Completely revised and updated, Multimedia Environmental Models: The Fugacity Approach, Second Edition continues to provide simple techniques for calculating how chemicals behave in the environment, where they accumulate, how long they persist, and how this leads to human exposure. The book develops, describes, and illustrates the framework and procedures for calculating the behavior of chemicals in our multimedia environment of air, water, soil, and sediments, as well as the diversity of biota that reside in these media.
While other books focus on specific compartments, such as the atmosphere, or specific substances, such as PCBs, this book presents the big picture of how organic chemicals behave in the total environment. It does this by providing examples of calculation methods based on the fugacity approach and explaining how to access up-to-date property databases and estimation methods as well as computer programs, which are available from the Internet. In addition, the models are Web based, instead of on a floppy disk as in the previous edition.
Building on the work developed in the First Edition, the Second Edition includes:
  • A how-to modeling section, more worked examples and problems- most with solutions and answers
  • Expanded treatment of structure-activity relationships and modern estimation methods
  • More material illustrating applications to bioaccumulation is specific organisms and food webs
  • Emphasis on current efforts to identify PBT chemicals and exposure analysis as a component of risk assessment
  • Examples that provide each step of modeling calculations
  • Web-based models, and references to property databases, estimation methods, and computer programs from the Internet
    When you need to make assessments of chemical behavior you need current, comprehensive. Multimedia Environmental Models: The Fugacity Approach provides you with not only an understanding of how the multitude of organic chemicals behave in the total environment, but also with practical examples of how this behavior can be predicted using the fugacity approach.
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    Indice

    Chapter
    1
    Chapter 3
    29
    Chapter 4
    55
    Chapter 5
    69
    Advection and Reactions
    117
    Chapter 7
    145
    Applications of Fugacity Models
    185
    Appendix
    235
    Index
    257
    Copyright

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    Informazioni sull'autore (2010)

    Donald MacKay has had a forty-year career as journalist, broadcaster and author. Descended from Pictou County settlers, and born and educated in Nova Scotia, he was a wartime merchant seaman, has been a reporter for Canadian Press, and covered major stories in a dozen countries for United Press International. He spent a decade as chief European correspondent for UPI Broadcast Services, based in London, and was general manager of UPI in Canada for five years before turning to writing books.

    Donald and his wife, Barbara, live in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

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