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The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Vol. 2 Series: Reactions and Processes

134 Volumes | 1980 - 2020


In over three decades, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry has established itself as the premier reference source, providing sound and solid knowledge about environmental topics from a chemical perspective. Written by leading experts with practical experience in the field, the series continues to be essential reading for environmental scientists as well as for environmental managers and decision-makers in industry, government, agencies and public-interest groups.

Two distinguished Series Editors, internationally renowned volume editors as well as a prestigious Editorial Board safeguard publication of volumes according to high scientific standards.

Presenting a wide spectrum of viewpoints and approaches in topical volumes, the scope of the series covers topics such as

  • local and global changes of natural environment and climate
  • anthropogenic impact on the environment
  • water, air and soil pollution
  • remediation and waste characterization
  • environmental contaminants
  • biogeochemistry and geoecology
  • chemical reactions and processes
  • chemical and biological transformations as well as physical transport of chemicals in the environment
  • environmental modeling

A particular focus of the series lies on methodological advances in environmental analytical chemistry.

The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry is available both in print and online via Articles are published online as soon as they have been reviewed and approved for publication.

Meeting the needs of the scientific community, publication of volumes in subseries has been discontinued to achieve a broader scope for the series as a whole.

All subseries of the series The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

02-12-2015 | Book Series

Anthropogenic Compounds

Anthropogenic Compounds

All books of the series The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

2020 | Book

Polish River Basins and Lakes – Part II

Biological Status and Water Management

This book reviews the latest research and developments concerning the biodiversity and biocontamination assessment of aquatic ecosystems in Poland. The authors present expert analyses of the current biological status of Polish surface waters, and …

2020 | Book

Strontium Contamination in the Environment

This book provides an authoritative review of the origin and extraction of strontium and its impact on the environment. It also presents the latest strontium decontamination and remediation strategies. Around the globe, nuclear power is being …

2020 | Book

Polish River Basins and Lakes – Part I

Hydrology and Hydrochemistry

This book offers a comprehensive review of the current environmental conditions and chemical changes in Polish surface waters. Poland is situated in an area that was covered by glaciations in the distant past. The subsequent periods of glacial …

2020 | Book

Volatile Methylsiloxanes in the Environment

Comprising 12 chapters, this book focuses on volatile methylsiloxanes (VMSs), the shorter-chained organosiloxanes, and reviews the main areas and environmental compartments where they have been found and studied.

It opens with a detailed …

2020 | Book

The Rivers of Montenegro

This book reviews the current state of knowledge on, recent advances in, and future prospects of Montenegrin river basins in the context of anthropogenic activities. Edited by three respected experts in the field, the book begins with an …

2020 | Book

Pyrethroid Insecticides

This book reviews the latest developments concerning the analysis, fate, behaviour and toxicity of pyrethroid insecticides. Over the last few decades, pyrethroid insecticides have increasingly replaced organochlorine pesticides due to their …

2020 | Book

Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

A Worldwide Overview

This book provides a multidisciplinary review of antibiotic resistance and unravels the complex and interrelated roles of environmental sources, including pharmaceutical industry effluents, hospital and domestic effluents, wildlife and drinking …

2020 | Book

Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

Emerging Contaminants and Major Challenges

This book focuses on microplastics as emerging persistent contaminants in terrestrial environments. Scientists from around the globe review recent advances in multi-disciplinary research on micro(nano)plastics, including analytical methods; the …

2020 | Book

Water Resources Management in Central Asia

This book reviews the current status of water resources management in Central Asian countries, and outlines the history, policies and cross-border cooperation regarding water resources management in the region. Particular attention is paid to the …

2020 | Book

Sunscreens in Coastal Ecosystems

Occurrence, Behavior, Effect and Risk

This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative review of the chemical analysis of UV filters in coastal waters and their impact on the marine environment. The sun care is today the most important sector within the cosmetics industry, with …

2020 | Book

Contaminants of the Great Lakes

This book reviews the globally important freshwater resource of the Great Lakes, which is currently threatened by contaminants that compromise water quality and impact its ecological and economic health. Divided into four parts, this volume covers …

2020 | Book

Water Resources in Algeria - Part II

Water Quality, Treatment, Protection and Development

This book reviews the latest water quality protection and water resources development strategies in Algeria. It covers topics such as the assessment and prediction of water quality, salt-water intrusion, treatment of wastewater for reuse, and …

2020 | Book

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Water

Emerging Contaminants and Ecological Impact

This book gathers the main international research findings on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as emerging contaminants in water. It focuses on the major routes of exposure, and the destinations and life cycles of NSAIDs in water, as …

2020 | Book

Bioavailability of Organic Chemicals in Soil and Sediment

This book discusses bioavailability concepts and methods, summarizing the current knowledge on bioavailability science, as well as possible pathways for integrating bioavailability into risk assessment and the regulation of organic chemicals.

2019 | Book

Karst Water Environment

Advances in Research, Management and Policy

Karst aquifers are important sources of drinking water worldwide. This volume presents a discussion of the current state of knowledge on karst science, advances in karst mapping and karst aquifer monitoring technologies, case studies of karst …

2019 | Book


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Safety of Medicines

The indiscriminate use of medications and their inadequate disposal have resulted in them being released into the environment via municipal, hospital and industrial discharges.

This volume critically examines the presence of pharmaceuticals in …

2019 | Book

Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Drinking Water Treatment

This volume reviews the drinking water treatments in which AOPs display a high application potential. Firstly it reveals the typical supply sources and limitations of conventional technologies and critically reviews natural organic matter …

2019 | Book

Hazardous Chemicals Associated with Plastics in the Marine Environment

This volume consists of 15 chapters and focuses on hazardous chemicals, how they are associated with plastics, and their environmental risks. It includes background information on plastics and additives chemistry, and their observed or potential …

2019 | Book

Unconventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

This unique volume presents up-to-date information and the latest research findings on unconventional water resources in Egypt and their connections to agriculture. It investigates how to cope with the severe shortage of water and how to improve …

2019 | Book

Conventional Water Resources and Agriculture in Egypt

This unique volume focuses on Egypt’s conventional water resources and the main water consumer: Egypt’s agriculture. It provides an up-to-date overview and the latest research findings, and covers the following main topics:

· History of irrigation …