Aquatic Pollution An Introductory Text

ISBN-10: 0471348759
ISBN-13: 9780471348757
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Edward A. Laws
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Description: This text covers pollution in oceans, lakes, streams, and underground aquifers. It contains information on the increasing number of factors affecting our polluted aquatic environment.

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Book details

List price: $175.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

This text covers pollution in oceans, lakes, streams, and underground aquifers. It contains information on the increasing number of factors affecting our polluted aquatic environment.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Fundamental Concepts
Simple Food Chain Theory
Food Webs
Food Webs and Ecosystem Stability
References
Questions
Photosynthesis
Light Limitation of Photosynthesis
Nutrient Limitation of Photosynthesis
References
Questions
Physical Factors Affecting Production
Physical Properties of Water
Water Column Stability and Overturning
Seasonal Production Cycles
Trophic Status
Susceptibility of Systems to O[subscript 2] Depletion
Estuaries--A Special Case
References
Questions
Cultural Eutrophication--Case Studies
Lake Washington
Lake Erie
Kaneohe Bay
References
Questions
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Definitions
Composition of Land Runoff
Types of Sewer Systems
Corrective Measures
A Case Study--Lake Jackson, Florida
References
Questions
Sewage Treatment
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Treatment
Land Application of Sewage
Unconventional Sewage Treatment
Detergent Phosphates
References
Questions
Pathogens in Natural Waters
Sources of Pathogens
Types of Pathogens and Their Detection
Viral Pathogens
Tests for Pathogens
Treatment of Public Water Supplies
References
Questions
Toxicology
The Role of Toxicology in Water Quality Management
Kinds of Toxicity
Determination of Toxicity
Water Quality Standards
The Two-Number Criterion
Complicating Factors
Public Health
Protection of Wildlife
Commentary
References
Questions
Industrial Pollution
The Oxygen Sag
Innovative Strategies for Reducing Industrial Pollution
The Hawaiian Sugar Cane Industry
The Pulp and Paper Industry
A Case Study: The Buckeye Cellulose Corporation Pulp and Paper Mill at Perry, Florida
Commentary
References
Questions
Pesticides
Classification of Pesticides
Pesticide Use
Pesticide Effects on Nontarget Species
Exaggerated and/or Erroneous Charges Against Pesticide Use
Pesticide Persistence in the Biosphere and Food Chain Magnification
Pesticide Effects on Birds
Pest Resistance
Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticide Use
Commentary
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
References
Questions
Thermal Pollution and Power Plants
Power Plant Design
Toxic Effects of Effluent Waters on Biota
Case Study: The Florida Power and Light Power Plant at Turkey Point
Correctives
Internal Plant Kills
Possible Beneficial Uses of Thermal Discharges
References
Questions
Metals
The Question of Biological Magnification
Case Studies
References
Questions
Oil Pollution
Oil Discharges to the Marine Environment
The Genesis of Oil
What Is Oil?
Toxicology
Case Studies
Correctives
Commentary
References
Questions
Radioactivity
Physical Background
Radiation Toxicology
Nuclear Fission and Fission Reactors
Nuclear Fusion
Radiation Releases by Power Plants
Waste Disposal
Commentary
References
Questions
Acid Deposition
Acid Rain
History of the Acid Deposition Problem
Susceptibility of Lakes to Acid Deposition Effects
Acid Deposition Toxicology
Magnitude of Anthropogenic Emissions
Correctives
Legal Aspects
Case Study: The Netherlands
Commentary
References
Questions
Groundwater Pollution
Reliance on Groundwater
Extent of Groundwater Pollution
Case Study: The Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Legal Considerations
Correctives
References
Questions
Plastics in the Sea
The Nature of the Problem
Effects
Correctives
References
Questions
Glossary
Units of Measurement and Abbreviations
Index

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