Chemistry of the solid-water interface : processes at the mineral-water and particle-water interface in natural systems /

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Author / Creator:Stumm, Werner, 1924-
Imprint:New York : Wiley, c1992.
Description:x, 428 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Water chemistry
Surface chemistry
Surface chemistry.
Water chemistry.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sigg, Laura
Sulzberger, Barbara
ISBN:0471576727 (pbk.)
Notes:"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-418) and index.
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Stumm's subject, interactions at the interface between water and minerals, particles, or organisms, is basic for such diverse applications as understanding the distribution and speciation of trace elements and pollutants in natural waters, designing secure repositories for toxic wastes, and developing more effective water treatment methods. Stumm begins with basic topics, such as colloids and weathering, then progresses to more complex issues, including the role of suspended particulates in oxidation-reduction reactions and heterogeneous photochemistry. He is especially qualified to critically discuss the latest research, since he has long been a leader in aquatic chemistry. This is a well-designed book; the lucid presentation, clear page layout, excellent illustrations, copious diagrams, and very current references make it a pleasure to read. It should be very useful not only to the intended audience of water researchers and environmental engineers but also to upper-level science students. Recommended. H. E. Pence; SUNY College at Oneonta

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