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Fatty alcohols : anthropogenic and natural occurrence in the environment

Author: Stephen M Mudge; Scott E Belanger; Paul C DeLeo
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2[019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Fatty alcohols are mainly used in the production of detergents and surfactants. This book provides new information regarding products containing fatty alcohol derivatives, the fate of these down-the-drain products in wastewater systems and the use of compound specific stable isotope methods.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mudge, Stephen M.
Fatty alcohols.
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2[019]
(OCoLC)1027741458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Mudge; Scott E Belanger; Paul C DeLeo
ISBN: 9781788013840 1788013840
OCLC Number: 1057285576
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Fatty Alcohols: Anthropogenic and Natural Occurrence in the Environment; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Authors; Contents; Chapter 1 --
Definitions; 1.1 Names and Structures; 1.2 Physicochemical Properties; 1.2.1 Solubility Versus Chain Length; 1.2.2 Partitioning (Kow) and Sediment Associations; 1.3 Summary; References; Chapter 2 --
Biological Synthesis; 2.1 Type I Fatty Acid Synthesis; 2.1.1 Unsaturated Chains; 2.2 Type II Fatty Acid Synthesis; 2.2.1 Unsaturated Compounds; 2.2.2 Branched Chains; 2.3 Fatty Acid Degradation; 2.4 Fatty Acyl-CoA Reductase (FAR) 2.5 Synthesis from Carbohydrates (Copepods)2.6 Summary; References; Chapter 3 --
Occurrence in Biota; 3.1 Bacteria; 3.2 Chlorophyll Side Chain (Phytol); 3.3 Marine Plants; 3.4 Terrestrial Plant Waxes; 3.5 Mosses and Other Peat Forming Plants; 3.6 Marine Animals; 3.7 Insects; 3.8 Birds; 3.9 Summary; References; Chapter 4 --
Consumer and Cosmetic Product Uses and Production; 4.1 Detergent Alcohols Manufacture; 4.1.1 Oleochemical Based Alcohols; 4.1.1.1 Fatty Acids; 4.1.1.2 Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs); 4.1.2 Oleochemical Fatty Alcohols; 4.2 Petrochemical Based Alcohols; 4.2.1 Normal Paraffin 4.8 Usage of Fatty Alcohol-based Consumer Products4.8.1 Contributions to the WWTP Influent; 4.9 Summary; References; Chapter 5 --
Environmental Transformations; 5.1 Metabolism of Fatty Alcohols; 5.2 Natural Degradation; 5.2.1 Short Chain Moieties; 5.2.2 Long Chain Moieties; 5.3 Degradation Rate Constants; 5.3.1 Phytol Degradation; 5.4 Branched Chains; 5.5 Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs); 5.6 Effect of Chemical Associations on Transformation Rates; 5.6.1 "Natural" Fatty Alcohols in WWTPs; 5.6.2 Anthropogenic Fatty Alcohols in Synthetic WWTPs; 5.6.3 Faecal Fatty Alcohols 5.7 What We Still Don't Know5.8 Summary; References; Chapter 6 --
Analytical Methods; 6.1 Overview of Methods; 6.2 Methods for Analysis of Free Fatty Alcohols (and Ethoxylates); 6.3 Environmental Samples; 6.4 Inter-laboratory Comparisons; 6.5 Stable Isotope Analysis; 6.6 Summary; References; Chapter 7 --
Environmental Concentrations; 7.1 The Marine Environment; A. Victoria Harbour, BC --
Estuarine Surface Sediments; B1. Concepcíon Bay, Chile and B2. San Vicente Bay, Chile; C. Rio De Janeiro --
Surface Sediments in a Contaminated Bay; D1. Ria Formosa Lagoon --
Surface Sediments D2. Ria Formosa Lagoon --
Suspended and Settled Sediments
Responsibility: Stephen M Mudge, Scott E Belanger, Paul C DeLeo.

Abstract:

Fatty alcohols are mainly used in the production of detergents and surfactants. This book provides new information regarding products containing fatty alcohol derivatives, the fate of these down-the-drain products in wastewater systems and the use of compound specific stable isotope methods.

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