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Environmental Organic Chemistry for Engineers by James G. Speight

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Chapter 4

Sources and Types of Organic Pollutants

Abstract

In the past, the existence and source of such information was unknown and, if known, was not always consulted. When the existence and sources of the relevant information are known, decisions must be made in order for environmental scientists and engineers to make an informed, and often quick, decision on the next steps, even if it is decided at a later time not to use the information for a particular application. However, on the basis that it is better to know than to not know, knowing about the relevant data gives investigators and analysts the ability to assess whether or not a chemical discharge into the environment should be addressed or whether the environment can take care of ...

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