© 1998

PAHs and Related Compounds


  • Alasdair H. Neilson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Ronald G. Harvey
    Pages 1-54
  3. Dianne L. Poster, Lane C. Sander, Stephen A. Wise
    Pages 77-135
  4. Mike Howsam, Kevin C. Jones
    Pages 137-174
  5. Bernd R. T. Simoneit
    Pages 175-221
  6. Alasdair H. Neilson, Per-Åke Hynning
    Pages 223-269
  7. Alan A. Herod
    Pages 271-323
  8. Donald Mackay, Daryl Callcott
    Pages 325-345
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 387-414

About this book


The volumes 3/I (Chemistry) and 3/J (Biology) present diverse aspects of the environmental chemistry and ecology of PAHs and related compounds. Emphasis has been placed on a wide range of aspects not generally covered in other presentations. They cover not only basic aspects of the chemistry, analysis, sources, physico-chemical determinants of environmental distribution, and dissemination of PAHs, but also important areas such as heteroarenes, and PAHs produced from naturally occurring alicyclic precursors. Atmospheric degradation and transformation of PAHs are discussed as well as microbial metabolism of both PAHs and heteroarenes. Conventional and important new aspects of mammalian metabolism and the induction of cancer are presented, and the procedures used for demonstrating the structure of adducts involving PAH metabolites are discussed in detail.


PAH Umwelt Umweltbelastung Umweltschutz chromium ecology environment environmental chemistry polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Editors and affiliations

  • Alasdair H. Neilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Research InstituteSwedish EnvironmentalStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title PAHs and Related Compounds
  • Book Subtitle Chemistry
  • Editors Alasdair N. Neilson
  • Series Title The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-62394-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08286-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49697-7
  • Series ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series E-ISSN 1616-864X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Health
    Terrestrial Pollution
    Environmental Management
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