Environmental chemistry

  • environmental chemistry
  • Science dealing with the physical, chemical and biochemical processes that polluting substances undergo when introduced in the environment.
Abstract from DBPedia
    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 and biological 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 involves first understanding how the uncontaminated environment works, which chemicals in what concentrations are present naturally, and with what effects. Without this it would be impossible to accurately study the effects humans have on the environment through the release of chemicals. Environmental chemists draw on a range of concepts from chemistry and various environmental sciences to assist in their study of what is happening to a chemical species in the environment. Important general concepts from chemistry include understanding chemical reactions and equations, solutions, units, sampling, and analytical techniques.

    環境化学(かんきょうかがく、英語:environmental chemistry)とは、自然界で発生する、化学的または生化学的な現象を研究分野とする科学である。水圏化学(aquatic chemistry)、土壌化学(soil chemistry)は環境化学の一分野である。一方、グリーンサスティナブルケミストリーは環境化学に含まれないが、しばしば混同される。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Environmental_chemistry)