© 2002

Chemistry of Marine Water and Sediments

  • Antonio Gianguzza
  • Ezio Pelizzetti
  • Silvio Sammartano

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Biogeochemical Processes at the Air-Water and Water-Sediment Interface

  3. Chemical Equilibria and Speciation in Sea Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. F. Millero, D. Pierrot
      Pages 193-220
    3. D. Ferri, C. Manfredi, E. Vasca, C. Fontanella, V. Caruso
      Pages 295-305
  4. Toxicants in Marine Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. L. Pellerito, R. Barbieri, R. Di Stefano, M. Scopelliti, C. Pellerito, T. Fiore et al.
      Pages 337-381
  5. Analytical and Bioanalytical Methodologies for Sea Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383

About this book


The most important processes on the Earth`s surface occur in the Ocean where materials and energy are primarily exchanged. In the case of marine chemistry different fields of chemistry from organic to inorganic as well as thermodynamics and biochemistry are involved. Analytical Chemistry is a very important tool for the quantification of biogeochemical processes by providing correct and even more sophisticated methodologies. These are often directly applied "in situ", in order to detect trace and ultra-trace natural and anthropogenic substances. Kinetic and thermodynamic studies allow us to establish whether the process occurs. Once discovered it is then possible to build up general models for environmental systems. This book gathers many aspects with the aim of creating a general picture of the chemical processes occurring in the marine environment


Aerosol Coast Geochemistry Oxide Sediment diagenesis marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Gianguzza
    • 1
  • Ezio Pelizzetti
    • 2
  • Silvio Sammartano
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica InorganicaUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica AnaliticaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica FisicaUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly

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