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Thomas G. Spiro, Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, William M. Stigliani. This intermediate-level text, which recommends General Chemistry as a prerequisite, systematically lays out themes of sustainability, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biospheres, while stressing the interconnectedness of environmental problems and solutions.

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Compact, yet comprehensive, this book presents an unbiased and readable account of current environmental issues--with an in-depth explanation of the underlying chemical principles that determine the nature of the issues in question. It identifies major environmental issues in the areas of energy, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and analyzes the chemical basis of those issues and the links between socio-economic indicators and impacts on the environment. Fossil Fuels. Nuclear Energy. Renewable Energy. Energy Utilization. Climate. Oxygen Chemistry. Stratospheric Ozone. Air Pollution. Water Resources. From Clouds to Runoff: Water as Solvent. Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, and Seas: Water as Ecological Medium. Water Pollution and Water Treatment. Nitrogen and Food Production. Insecticides and Herbicides. Toxic Chemicals. For anyone interested in the chemical principles that underlie current environmental issues.

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Well, this book is a boring read. However, if you need practical knowledge on environmental chemistry then this is a good book to start with. You need to have a decently strong chemistry background to be able to understand it.
I found the first edition of this book very useful for myself and my students as a reference and the second edition is even more useful. The book is excellent in covering thoroughly the chemical aspects of energy and environmental problems. The book is divided into four parts: Energy, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere/Lithosphere, Biosphere.

The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of petroleum, natural gas, coal and the ways of handling the emission of CO2. They include chapters on nuclear, renewable energy, and energy utilization.

I'm particularly impressed with the use of figures which show the many aspects of a system being discussed,with the different contributions from different sources happening at the same time. For instance what happens to the energy annually on earth, organic carbon changing to fossil fuels, energy storage in photosynthesis, maximum work, and systems efficiency, etc. These are great for understanding how many aspects there are to a process.

The section on the atmosphere has chapters that covers air pollution, ozone, climate changes, nitrogen and oxygen chemistry. The section on the hydrosphere covers water resources from a global perspective, properties of water, the importance of acids-bases, solubility, redox reactions, the chemistry of nitrogen and phosphorous. Water quality pollution and its treatment are covered in detail. The section on the biosphere covers toxic materials, the nitrogen cycle in food production use of fertilizers and insecticides.

Dimensional analysis is used extensively throughout and in assigned problems. For instance they calculate an estimate of the energy in a moderate rainstorm to be over a million tons of TNT. They actually show the calculations for other interesting problems such as the increase in energy used in the future with even a small 2.5% annual increase.

You won't find a better or more even-handed exposition of the natural cycles on the Earth emphasizing the importance of understanding the chemistry involved, and our options to keep us and the Earth healthy.
Chemistry of the Environment is a great overview of the chemical processes of environmental change. There is a lot of in-depth discussion of air pollution and ozone depletion, as well as water pollution. The book covers virtually every topic in environmental sciences, even going into detail in some ares that are usually classified as environmental geology. The book is written clearly and is accessible for most people who have taken general chemistry courses. A background in organic chemistry would be helpful but is not necessary. This is one of those textbooks that I kept at the end of the semester, to have as a reference guide.
Chemistry of the Environment (2nd Edition) download epub
Author: Thomas G. Spiro
ISBN: 0137548966
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Chemistry
Language: English
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (March 29, 2002)
Pages: 489 pages