© 1991

Anthropogenic Compounds


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Franzkarl Brochhagen
    Pages 1-95
  3. Heidelore Fiedler, Wolfgang Mücke
    Pages 97-137
  4. K. G. Mross, J. K. Konietzko
    Pages 139-193
  5. David H. Rosenblatt, Elizabeth P. Burrows, Wayne R. Mitchell, David L. Parmer
    Pages 195-234
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

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 occurring 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 of waste 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 lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.


Chemikalie Ecology Environmental Protection Environmental Sciences Umwelt Umweltchemie Umweltschutz aromatic hydrocarbons environment environmental chemistry environmental science hydrocarbons production transport Ökologie

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bergisch-Gladbach 2Germany
  2. 2.BaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl für Ökologische, Chemie und GeochemieUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Arbeits- und SozialmedizinJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anthropogenic Compounds
  • Series Title The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-53198-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-15019-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-46757-1
  • Series ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series E-ISSN 1616-864X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Health
    Terrestrial Pollution
    Environmental Management
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