When I first entered the field of environmental monitoring 33 years ago as a new
employee of a then very new U.S. federal agency called the Environmental Protection
Agency, our efforts were concentrated on primarily chasing pollutant residues in the
environment. Eight years later when I founded the international journal
Monitoring and Assessment
that was still certainly the case.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về hóa học được đăng trên tạp chí hóa hoc quốc tế đề tài : Article Series: Communications from the division "Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology" of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) Statements and reports of the working groups "Environmental Monitoring" and "Soil Chemistry and Soil Ecology"
Monitoring the environment for metals has become a topic of considerable importance, not only to
those industries emitting heavy metals but also to surveillance agencies and other organizations assessing
the impact of metals on the environment. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and easyto-
read text for anyone working in the environmental analytical chemistry arena and to provide
essential information to consultants and regulators about analytical and quality control procedures
helpful in their evaluation and decision-making procedures.
The environmental industry is changing, along with the way it manages data. Many projects
are making a transition from investigation through remediation to ongoing monitoring. Data
management is evolving from individual custom systems for each project to standardized,
centralized databases, and many organizations are starting to realize the cost savings of this
This third edition of the textbook ‘Environmental Physics’ has been thoroughly revised to give more focus on sustainable energy and climate change. As fossil fuels and nuclear power will be with us for many years to come, the physical and environmental aspects of these ways of energy conversion are given ample attention as well.
The EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) is probably the most significant
legislative instrument in the water field that was introduced on an international basis
for many years. It moves towards integrated environmental management with key
objectives to prevent any further deterioration of water bodies, and protect and enhance
the status of aquatic ecosystems and associated wetlands. It aims to promote sustainable
water consumption and will contribute to mitigating the effects of floods and droughts.