Aquatic Pollution: An Introductory Text

Editor/Author Laws, Edward A.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $100.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-119-30450-0
Category: Science - Marine sciences
Image Count: 208
Book Status: Available
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Fully updated to reflect current understanding and discussing these major recent developments, this fourth edition of Aquatic Pollution covers every aspect of pollution associated with urban runoff, acid rain, sewage disposal, pesticides, oil spills, nutrient loading, and more. Case studies of major pollution sites, all original to this new edition, help to illustrate points made in general discussion.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts
  • Simple Food Chain Theory
  • Food Webs
  • Food Webs and Ecosystem Stability
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Photosynthesis
  • Light Limitation of Photosynthesis
  • Nutrient Limitation of Photosynthesis
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Physical Factors Affecting Production
  • Physical Properties of Water
  • Water Column Stability and Overturning
  • Seasonal Production Cycles
  • Trophic Status
  • Susceptibility of Systems to Oxygen Depletion
  • Estuaries: A Special Case
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • The Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Cultural Eutrophication Case Studies
  • Case Study 1: Lake Washington
  • Case Study 2: Lake Erie
  • Case Study 3: Kaneohe Bay
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • Definitions
  • Composition of Land Runoff
  • Types of Sewer Systems
  • Corrective Measures
  • A Case Study: Lake Jackson, Florida
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Sewage Treatment
  • Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Treatment
  • Land Application of Sewage
  • Unconventional Sewage Treatment
  • Detergent Phosphates
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Pathogens in Natural Waters
  • Sources of Pathogens
  • Types of Pathogens and Their Detection
  • Tests for Pathogens
  • Treatment of Public Water Supplies
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 8: 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
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 9: 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
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • 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
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Thermal Pollution and Power Plants
  • Power Plant Design
  • Toxic Effects of Effluent Waters on Biota
  • A Case Study – The Florida Power and Light Power Plant at Turkey Point
  • Correctives
  • Internal Plant Kills
  • Possible Beneficial Uses of Thermal Discharges
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Metals
  • The Question of Biological Magnification
  • Case Studies
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Oil Pollution
  • Oil Discharges to the Marine Environment
  • The Genesis of Oil
  • What Is Oil?
  • Toxicology
  • Case Studies
  • Correctives
  • Commentary
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Radioactivity
  • Physical Background
  • Radiation Toxicology
  • Nuclear Fission and Fission Reactors
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Radiation Releases by Power Plants
  • Commentary
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Acid Deposition and Ocean Acidification
  • 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
  • NOx Removal
  • Legal Aspects
  • A Case Study: The Netherlands
  • Commentary
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Groundwater Pollution
  • Reliance on Groundwater
  • The Extent of Groundwater Pollution
  • A Case Study: The Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Legal Considerations
  • Correctives
  • Questions
  • References
  • Chapter 17: Plastics in the Sea
  • The Nature of the Problem
  • Effects
  • Correctives
  • Questions
  • References
  • Units of Measurement and Abbreviations
  • Reference
  • Aquatic Pollution
  • References
  • Glossary