Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Fourth Edition

Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Elizabeth M. Melvin

February 28, 2018 Forthcoming by CRC Press
Textbook - 480 Pages - 142 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498733632 - CAT# K26318


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  • Addition of case studies with current, relevant environmental events and their relationship to thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Improved logical progression of text
  • Improved and updated appendices to include tutorial on PDE’s and increased number of thermodynamic and kinetic data for chemical species commonly seen in environmental applications
  • Addition of examples and problems for the updated environmental events
  • Includes a comprehensive analysis of green engineering with related applications


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.

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