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Environmental Compartments

Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota

  • Egbert K. Duursma
  • JoLynn Carroll

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 1-1
  3. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 2-36
  4. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 37-63
  5. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 64-83
  6. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 84-114
  7. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 115-133
  8. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 134-160
  9. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 161-198
  10. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 199-224
  11. Egbert K. Duursma, JoLynn Carroll
    Pages 225-236
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 237-279

About this book

Introduction

In order to achieve viable solutions to present-day environmental problems, professionals must understand the spatial and temporal links which exist between the different environmental compartments of biota, air, water, and land and aquatic sediments. This book explains many of the seminal theories used to identify links and predict the movement of natural and anthropogenic chemical compounds among environmental compartments. Theories are presented within the context of laboratory and field examples. Examples are given for many issues of public concern. New insights into theories regarding accumulation of contaminants such as PCBs are presented, challenging the passive acceptance of previously held dogma. The book is primarily for university education, but is also intended as a resource for environmental scientists and policymakers. To encourage self-study a number of exercises are incorporated in the text and two demo models are provided on a diskette, one showing radionuclide transport from dumped nuclear waste in the Kara Sea, the second illustrating the role of biodiversity in coastal zone management.

Keywords

Carbondioxide Diffusion Distribution coefficient Distributionskoeffizient Kohlendioxid Oxygen Pesticides Pestizide Radionukleide Radionuklids Sauerstoff environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Egbert K. Duursma
    • 1
  • JoLynn Carroll
    • 2
  1. 1.Res. Les MargueritesLa TurbieFrance
  2. 2.Marine Environment LaboratoryInternationale Atomic Energy AgencyMonaco

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80189-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80191-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80189-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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