Biology of Freshwater Pollution pdf epub fb2

Biology of Freshwater Pollution by Christopher Mason pdf epub fb2

Biology of Freshwater Pollution Author: Christopher Mason
Title: Biology of Freshwater Pollution
ISBN: 0582061911
ISBN13: 978-0582061910
Other Formats: rtf lrf txt doc
Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: Longman; 2nd edition (September 1991)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1817 kb
Size EPUB version: 1863 kb
Subcategory: Engineering

The pollution of rivers and lakes is of concern because of the threat to public water supplied and because of the damage caused to natural ecosystems. Waterborne diseases remain rife in the Third World, while in developed countries there has been a decline in the quality of water. It has also become apparent that pollutants may destroy ecosystems hundreds of miles from their source. Some of these toxic materials such as lead and PCBs also pose threats to public health. This text describes the sources of various types of pollutants, their effects on aquatic organisms, ecosystems and man, using case histories where appropriate. Ways of mitigating the effects of pollutants by control and ecosystem manipulation are described. Techniques for assessing the effects of pollution, both in field and laboratory, are introduced. The role of the biologist in pollution assessment and control and in the wider sphere of mangement of acquatic resources is also examined.