from the Nanoscale to the Global Scale
Based on the author's 15 years of teaching water-rock interactions and tried and tested in the classroom, this title covers topics ranging from the theory of charged particle surfaces to how minerals grow and dissolve to fresh frontiers in W-R interactions, such as nanoparticles, geomicrobiology, and climate change.
Based on the author's 15 years of teaching water-rock interactions and tried and tested in the classroom, "Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces" covers everything from the theory of charged particle surfaces to how minerals grow and dissolve to new frontiers in W-R interactions, such as nanoparticles, geomicrobiology, and climate change. Numerous case studies help contextualize concepts while chapter-ending practice and thought questions facilitate comprehension. The text provides basic conceptual understanding along with more complex subject matter to encourage students to look beyond the text to ongoing research in the field.
Preface. Constants and Units. Periodic Table of the Elements. 1 Some Fundamental Chemical Thermodynamic and Kinetic Concepts. 2 The Hydrologic Cycle as Context for Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces. 3 Some Minerals of Special Interest to Environmental Surface Chemistry. 4 Some Key Techniques for Investigating Surfaces and Interfaces. 5 Surfaces and Interfaces. 6 The Charged Interface and Surface Complexation. 7 Sorption: Inorganic Cations and Anions. 8 Sorption: Organic Compounds. 9 Mineral Nucleation and Growth. 10 Mineral Weathering and Dissolution. 11 Plants as Environmental Surfaces. 12 Microorganisms As Environmental Surfaces. 13 Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 14 The Big Picture: Interface Processes and the Environment. Glossary of Terms. References. Index.