Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution / Edition 1

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This extensive handbook presents up-to-date coverage of significant developments in estuarine and marine pollution. Multidisciplinary in approach, Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution is an essential resource for anyone involved in the study or management of coastal and marine pollution problems. The book examines in detail anthropogenic effects on estuarine and marine ecosystems from local, regional, and global perspectives. A truly international collection of data is presented in an organized framework on a wide range of subject areas, including eutrophication, organic loading, oil pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, trace metals, radioactive waste, dredging and dredged-spoil disposal, and effects of electric generating stations. Whether you are a student, a scientist, a policy maker, or an administrator, you no longer need to spend countless hours rounding up information and data - Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution has already done it for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849384240
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/1996
  • Series: CRC Marine Science Series, #10
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 10.23 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Marine Pollution Defined
Types of Contaminants
Legislative Control of Marine Pollution
International Initiatives
Plan of the Volume
Eutrophication and Organic Loading
Oxygen Depletion
Organic Loading
Case Studies
Oil Pollution
Composition and Characteristics
Oil Toxicity
Environmental Fate
Biological Effects
Oil Cleanup
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemical Structure
Transformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Pathways
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Biota
Case Studies
Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Low-Molecular-Weight Compounds
High-Molecular-Weight Compounds
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans
Heavy Metals
Chemical Forms
Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation
Concentrations in Seawater
Concentrations in Sediments
Concentrations in Biota
National Monitoring Surveys
National Status and Trends Program
National Benthic Surveillance Project
Mussel Watch Project
Radioactive Waste
Sources of Ionizing Radiation
Types of Radioactive Waste
Regulatory Controls
Behavior of Radionuclides in Estuarine and Marine Environments
Radiation Effects on Estuarine and Marine Organisms
Dredging and Dredged-Spoil Disposal
Dredged-Spoil Disposal Sites
Evaluative Requirements
Impacts of Dredged-Material Disposal
Habitat Creation, Protection, and Restoration
Effects of Electric Generating Stations
Thermal Discharges
Assessment Impacts
Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with a reference section, tables, and figures

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