Geochemical modelling is an established research tool in the Earth Sciences but, increasingly, the methodology and approach is also being applied to practical environmental problems. The aim of this book, as stated by the authors, is to bridge the two worlds of academic research and environmental practice. Through the use of some well-chosen case history examples and a theoretical background, sufficient for the expert but not so daunting for the environmental practitioner, I believe the authors have achieved this objective.

The introductory chapter outlines some of the major environmental issues facing society: high level radioactive waste disposal, acid mines drainage,...

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