Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Elizabeth M. Melvin
February 28, 2018
by CRC Press
Textbook - 480 Pages - 142 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498733632 - CAT# K26318
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This book is about applications of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics to various environmental problems related to air, water, soil, and biota. The new edition contains substantial updates and a new table of contents. The applications are new and extended to include current events in environmentally-based challenges. Demonstrates the theoretical foundations of chemical property estimations for environmental process modeling. Provides a thorough understanding of applications and limitations of various property correlations. It adopts a multimedia approach to fate and transport modeling and pollution control design options. Includes numerous worked-out examples and hundreds of problems.
Introduction. Basic Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Applications of Equilibrium Thermodynamics. Applications of Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Systems.
"A comprehensive yet accessible textbook on chemical kinetics and thermodynamics, critical for scientists and engineers to properly understand and model environmental processes."
—Pierre Herckes, Arizona State University, USA
"This book is definitely required for scientists and engineers to analyze, quantify and solve environmental problems; as well as for students studying how to understand problems in environments of water, air and soil. The responsibility of scientists and engineers is to solve practical environmental problems scientifically. This book provides useful and practical strategies based on thermodynamics and chemical kinetics for solving environmental problems."
—Yoshinori Kawase, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan
"I had been following Professor Valsaraj’s book Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics since its first edition which came out in 1995…. I have gone through each revision since…. The 4th edition includes a new co-author, Dr. Melvin, which definitely adds an additional perspective and enhances the quality of the book. The book is very well written and presents the material in an easy to follow format. Though the subject material is hard by its very nature, the authors present it in a way that makes it easier to follow. This book is very well suited for students pursuing chemical and environmental engineering undergraduate and graduate degrees."
—Raghava Kommalapati, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, USA
"This Fourth Edition of Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics deserves a place on the bookshelf of students, faculty, scientists and engineers dedicated to designing and creating an environment free from the adverse effects of chemicals."
—Don Mackay, Trent University, Ontario, Canada
"The book is targeted at providing fundamental understanding of equilibrium thermodynamics and chemical kinetics for students and practitioners of environmental engineering. The topics covered in this textbook are very extensive and cover a very wide range of applications in the area of environmental science and engineering. The topics of environmental fate and transport are very important for the definition of several important environmental issues and the book covers that comprehensively from the grassroots through the fundamental theory and examples. The fundamental concepts and the examples in the textbook also help in the rational design of equipment for pollution control, waste treatment and remediation. The book also addresses these fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective of the current state of the environment."
—R. Ravikrishna, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
"This updated 4th edition provides a unique and thorough coverage of principles and environmental applications of thermodynamics and kinetics. Cleary-written for easy understanding, logically laid out for progressive learning, and supplemented with lot of worked examples, the Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics is an excellent textbook suitable for senior and graduate students in environmental curriculum who may not have taken adequate coursework in chemistry. This book can also serve as valuable resource for environmental practitioners who want to acquire an in-depth and sound understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics. Case studies, extensive tables and figures, updated thermodynamic and kinetic data in appendices, and contemporary issues such as life cycle analysis and green engineering are a plus."
—Chunlong Zhang, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas, USA