Environmental Chemistry: principles and recent advances

· The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

About this ebook

Chemistry plays a vital role in environmental protection and improvement. Over the years, environmental chemistry has emerged as a strong and dynamic science that has made enormous contributions to understanding the environment and the chemical and biochemical processes that occur in it. Environmental Chemistry: principles and recent advances provides a holistic view of the chemical processes in all segments of the environment.


It discusses the various pollutants present in the atmosphere, including persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals, pesticides, nanoparticles, and chiral pollutants. Advances in treatment techniques and analysis and monitoring of pollutants are the other topics covered in detail. A chapter has been dedicated for a omprehensive discussion on green chemistry. The book also talks about the Best Available Techniques (BAT) adapted by industries for Preventing and Controlling Pollution and also provides information on the application of analytical techniques, such as GC, LC, IR, and MS for analysing and measuring aqueous, solid and atmospheric samples and for monitoring environmental pollutants.

About the author

Dr P Padmaja Sudhakar studied Analytical Chemistry at the University of Madras where she received her Master’s degree in 1988. She was awarded PhD degree in 1994 from IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Later, she completed her Post-Doctoral research at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, CSIR complex, Chennai. Presently, she is Professor in Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Since 1989, she has been working on Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry and related topics on Environmental Catalysis, Environmental Remediation and Monitoring. Dr P Padmaja Sudhakar has published about 60 research papers in national and international journals. She has authored chapters in several books.


Dr Valsamma John Koshy holds a PhD degree in Chemistry. She is an alumni of Baker Memorial Girls’ High School and C.M.S. College, Kottayam. After completing doctoral research at Indian Institute of Technology Madras and post-doctoral research at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Bombay, she worked as Lecturer in Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Subsequently, she joined Analysis and Analytical Spectroscopy division of erstwhile Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited Research Centre. She superannuated from Reliance Industries Limited Research Centre, Vadodara in 2010. Post-retirement, she has been involved in research work of environmental importance.

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