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Groundwater chemicals desk reference
Montgomery, John H. (John Harold), 1955-
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton : CRC Lewis Publishers, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxxv, 1345 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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TD426 .M66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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The latest edition of the bestselling Groundwater Chemicals Desk Reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded. In addition to information concerning the environmental fate and transport in various media, organic priority pollutants and chemicals commonly found in the workplace and the environment, it includes toxicity information for mammals and aquatic species in a clear, consistent format.

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Choice Review

This "desk reference" (2nd ed., 1996; 1st ed., CH, Jul'90) is packed with information meant for working engineers in civil engineering and pollution-control settings. However, it must be read and used with considerable care and a critical mind. Editor Montgomery often uses whatever units are attached to a number in the literature, with no apparent attempt to bring various values into conformity with SI conventions. Units are mixed or sometimes not given; data are reported without estimates of precision or even of reliability. At least one equation (K[w=K[a+K[b) in the introduction is plain wrong. On the other hand, the wide range of physicochemical and toxicity data given for a large number of substances will be useful to environmental engineers faced with a spill or effluent of known composition, or with a particular contaminant about which the public wants answers of middling reliability. The substances listed are all organic liquids; no inorganics (such as dichromates) or organometallics (such as tetraethyl lead) are included. Tables at the end partly repeat already listed information, and partly supplement it with soil and rock properties that govern groundwater and contaminant transport. Less important for college and university libraries, but will be useful (with caution) for field professionals. T. R. Blackburn; American Chemical Society

Table of Contents

Conversion Formulas between Various Concentration Units
Conversion Factors
U. S. EPA Approved Test Methods
Typical Bulk Density Values of Selected Soils and Rocks
Ranges of Porosity Values of Selected Soils and Rocks
Aqueous Solubility Data of Miscellaneous Organic Compounds
Henry's Law Constants of Inorganic and Organic Substances
Organic Compounds Detected in Water-Soluble Fractions of Regular Gasoline
Super Gasoline
Gasohol, and Four Middle Distillate Fuels