Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444594515
  • ISBN-13: 9780444594518
  • DDC: 363.25945
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants represents the state-of-the-art in environmental forensics in relation to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The book is a complete reference for practitioners and students, covering a range of topics from new analytical techniques to regulatory and legal status in the global community. Through case studies from leading international experts, real-world issues — including the allocation of responsibility for release into the environment — are resolved through the application of advanced analytical and scientific techniques. This book introduces and assesses the development of new techniques and technologies to trace the source and fate of newly emerging and classic POPs (perfluoroalkyl substances, brominated flame retardants, organochlorine pesticides, perfluorinated chemicals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and polychlorinated biphenyls) in environmental media, including atmospheric, marine, freshwater, and urban environments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Brief Overview: Discovery, Regulation, Properties, and Fate of POPs.
2: Environmental Regulation and Litigation.
3: Analytical Methodology of POPs.
4: Sample Collection and Management for Environmental Forensic Investigations.
5: Biomonitoring for POPs.
6: Atmospheric Fate and Behavior of POPs.
7: POPs in the Terrestrial Environment.
8: POPs in Marine and Freshwater Environments.