Environmental chemistry is the scientific study of the chemical and biochemical phenomena that occur in natural places. It should not be confused with green chemistry, which seeks to reduce potential pollution at its source. It can be defined as the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects and fates of chemical species in the air, soil and water environments and the effect of human activity on these. Environmental chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, as well as heavily relying on analytical chemistry and being related to environmental and other areas of science.
Environmental chemistry is a newly introduced paper at undergraduate and postgraduate level in many universities and at present only a few books are available on this subject. This book is an effort to fill a gap in the literature available on the subject.
Apart from the students and research scholars of chemistry the book will be of interest to all those who are interested in the study of environment, pollution, environmental education and allied field.