Origin, Structure and Properties
1. Edition December 2017
528 Pages, Hardcover
265 Pictures (15 Colored Figures)
A concise and interdisciplinary overview of emerging pollutants and their impact on water soil, and air. For each type of compound, the chemical structure, properties, and source are given, along with their fate in the environment, latest detection methods, and legal regulations.
An excellent, concise, and interdisciplinary overview of different classes of emerging pollutants arising, for example, from pharmaceuticals, pesticides, personal care products, and industrial chemicals and their impact on water, soil, and air.
Following an introduction to chemical pollutants, with special attention focused on organic compounds and their properties, the book goes on to describe major emerging pollutants grouped according to their applications in different sectors of industrial or economic activity. For each type of compound, the chemical structure, main properties, and source are presented, along with their fate in the environment as pollutants, the latest analytical methods for detection, possible health or ecology consequences, as well as current regulatory laws. New developments, such as nanotechnology as a pollution source, are also included. The book closes with a chapter devoted to conclusions and future perspectives.
Emerging Pollutants from Pharmaceutical and Related Products
Illegal Drugs, Occurence, and Fate in Environment
Pesticides as Pollutants
Industrial Additives as Emerging Contaminants
Surfactants in the Environment
Nanotechnology as a Pollution Source
Conclusions and Perspectives
Joaquín Isac García is Associate Professor at the University of Granada. After having received his PhD in 1985, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the "Institut de Chemie des Substances Naturelles du CNRS" (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) (Prof. Gabor Lukacs) before he started his academic career at the current position.
José A. Dobado Jiménez is Associate Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Granada. After having received his PhD he became Postdoc at Zurich University in the group of Professor Nonella and at the Helsinki University under Prof. M. R. Sundberg before he started his independent career in Granada. His research area is Computational Chemistry.