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This compilation on the degradation of 1,100 commercially important chemical products is the first publication to make this knowledge publicly accessible in one book. The data and annotations have been painstakingly assembled over a 10-year period in a collaboration between academia and regulatory authorities. The work explains in detail the methods, including computational ones, for the environmental assessment of volatile and semi-volatile substances, and is rounded off with data tables of degradation rates. A key resource for manufacturers and regulators of such substances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527316069
ISBN-10: 352731606X
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 180mm x 18mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: Germany


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Author Biography - Walter Klopffer

Prof. Dr. Walter Klopffer studied chemistry at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, Austria. He then joined the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and since 1975 he is also Professor for Physical Chemistry at the University of Mainz. Dr. Klopffer's main fields of interest include the spectroscopy and photophysics of aromatic polymers, and the environmental assessment of chemicals (persistence, abiotic degradation) and products (Life Cycle Assessment). Dr. Burkhard Wagner obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He completed a postdoctoral period at the California Institute of Technology with George Hammond before joining the German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt), where he was the long-time section head for environmental impact assessment of chemicals.

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