By Darrell Kirk Nordstrom and James L. Munoz
Geochemical Thermodynamics (Second Edition), first published in 1994, takes the reader beyond the fundamental principles of thermodynamics to true geochemical applications. You will find the most complete coverage of the phase rule, chemography, solid solutions, ionic activities in the mixed aqueous electrolytes, and chemical potential diagrams for multiphase systems, plus other concepts central to geochemical theory. Throughout, there is an emphasis on environmentally relevant examples and applications.
New sections include:
• thermobarometry applications for igneous and metamorphic rocks;
• expanding information on electrolytes at high temperature and pressure;
• a new chapter on geochemical modeling; and
• substantially updated and expanded references.
• a new appendix containing internally consistent enthalpies, entropies, heat capacities, and free energies, and equilibrium constants for a limited number of elements, ions, non-silicate minerals, and reactions at 298.15K and 1 atmosphere that are particularly useful for hydrogeochemical modeling.
Currently a senior scientist of 30 years experience with the US Geological Survey, Dr. D. Kirk Nordstrom is recognized internationally for his research on acid mine drainage, radioactive waste disposal, geothermal chemistry, and geochemical modeling. He has published more than 170 papers in hydrogeochemistry that include analytical chemistry, experimental geochemistry, thermodynamics, and development and evaluation of speciation models.
Dr. Nordstrom received the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lectureship award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America, served on the Board of Radioactive Waste Management for the National Research Council, served as chairman of the Hydrogeochemical Group to the International Stripa Project, managing editor for geochemistry for Earth-Science Reviews, board member for the Thermal Biology Institute at Montana State University, fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Mineralogical Society of America, member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, International Mine Water Association, and International Association of Geochemists and Cosmochemists. He has consulted for numerous state, federal, and foreign government agencies, and advised 28 graduate students and 6 post-doctoral scientists.
Dr. James L. Munoz, now retired, was professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado. His research in experimental and metamorphic petrology provided considerable insight on the geochemistry of micas in hydrothermal systems and the role of halogens in ore deposits. He served as executive editor for American Mineralogist and was a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, a member of the Geological Society of America, and advised numerous undergraduate and graduate students in geochemistry and thermodynamics.
“This book presents the thermodynamics of geochemical systems, with applications ranging from groundwater to magmas. It should be of interest to a large number of earch scientists wishing better acquaintance with the application of thermodynamics to practical problems.” Geology
”There is a good balance of theory and application, and the book is superior to any other available text at the graduate or undergraduate level…I can strongly recommend this book, having used it for a third-year undergraduate geochemistry course. It is most appropriate for physical geochemistry course with an emphases on thermodynamics. Researchers in petrology oriented fields will also find the book useful” Canadian Mineralogist