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Environmental Compartments: Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota (Environmental Science and Engineering)

Environmental Compartments: Equilibria and Assessment of Processes Between Air, Water, Sediments and Biota (Environmental Science and Engineering)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783642801914
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 2013
  • Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Pages: 279 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 9.25 x 6.1 inches

Overview

Any concentration of a substance measured in a living or non-living system results from its distribution among all of the environmental compartments: air, water, sediments, and biota. The transfer of a substance from one compartment to another is regulated by physical forces and the chemical properties of the substance and also those of the compartments. When transfer processes are nearly constant in time, a substance will achieve predictable equilibria distributions. It is of utmost importance that students, environmental scientists, and policymakers understand the basic processes which control the distribution of a substance in order to interpret measurements obtained from within a limited number of compartments.

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