By Krishnan Rajeshwar
The 1st ebook of its variety, Environmental Electrochemistry considers the position that electrochemical technological know-how and engineering can play in environmental remediation, pollutants concentrating on, and pollutant recycling. Electrochemical-based sensors and abatement applied sciences for the detection, quantification, and therapy of environmental toxins are defined. each one bankruptcy contains an intensive directory of supplemental readings, with illustrations in the course of the bookto make clear ideas and methods distinctive within the textual content. Key positive factors* the 1st ebook to check electro- and photoelectrochemical applied sciences for environmental remediation, pollutants sensors and pollutant recycling* appropriate to a huge viewers of environmental scientists and training electrochemists* contains either laboratory ideas and sensible functions
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C h r o m i u m is a suspected carcinogen, particularly in the Cr(VI) state. 21 Anthropogenic sources of chromium include effluent discharge from cooling towers, electroplating, tanning, aerospace, electronics and p h o t o g r a p h y industries, oxidative dyeing wastes, leaching from sanitary landfills, and leaks from timber treatment sites. Hexavalent c h r o m i u m is notoriously mobile in nature, contributing to global pollution from this element. 22 On the other hand, Cr(III) is readily precipitated or sorbed onto a variety of substrates (including soil) at near-neutral pH.
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