Environmental Health - Toxic Substances
Landmark Book Published on the Fate of Contaminants in the Environment: Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems
Dr. Cary Chiou, a researcher with the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, has published a book entitled "Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems." This landmark work covers the principles of the uptake of contaminants by soil, sediment, fish, and plants, and the partitioning of contaminants between these media. The book begins with basic thermodynamics and the fundamentals of solution theory, interphase partition, and adsorption theory, to form a strong backbone for characterizing contaminant behavior in environmental systems. This book provides information on the fate of contaminants in the environment that can be used by resource managers, regulators, educators, and researchers. Also identified are factors consequential to the fate of contaminants that can be used by resource managers and regulators to minimize adverse impacts on humans and natural resources.
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