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Endocrine Disruption Modeling

James Devillers
September 12, 2017

Uses Computational Tools to Simulate Endocrine Disruption Phenomena Endocrine Disruption Modeling provides a practical overview of the current approaches for modeling endocrine activity and the related potential adverse effects they may induce on environmental and human health. Based on the...

Marine Pollution and Climate Change

Andres Hugo Arias, Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
September 11, 2017

This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global...

Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Amy J. Forsgren
September 01, 2017

This book describes the sources of water contamination by PAHs and their transportation and fate in natural aquatic systems. It then discusses, from the analytical chemist’s view, how to determine the presence of PAHs in water and wastewater, and the changes in PAH concentration during treatment...

Basics of Ecotoxicology

Donald W. Sparling
July 26, 2017

The material presented in this textbook will not require the need for prior knowledge of chemistry, biology, or statistics to be understood, rather, it will provide sufficient related background information leading to a competency to clearly understand ecotoxicology concepts and topics....

Harmful Algae Blooms in Drinking Water: Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins

Harold W. Walker
July 26, 2017

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in freshwater, and the associated toxins they produce, are dangerous to animals and humans. Mitigating the increasing presence of HABs presents a major challenge to water managers and drinking water utilities across the world. This book explores the current...

Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants in the Environment: Biological Aspects

Gennady E. Zaikov, Larissa I. Weisfeld, Eugene M. Lisitsyn, Sarra A. Bekuzarova
July 13, 2017

This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral...

Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects: Risk Assessment of Pesticides

Theo C. Brock
June 30, 2017

Time-variable exposure profiles of pesticides are more often the rule than exception in the surface waters of agricultural landscapes. There is, therefore, a need to adequately address the uncertainties arising from time-variable exposure profiles in the aquatic risk assessment procedure for...

The Global Arsenic Problem: Challenges for Safe Water Production

Nalan Kabay, Jochen Bundschuh, Bruce Hendry, Marek Bryjak, Kazuharu Yoshizuka, Prosun Bhattacharya, Suer Anac
June 21, 2017

A prevalent and increasingly important issue, arsenic removal continues to be one of the most important areas of water treatment. Conventional treatment plants may employ several methods for removing arsenic from water. Commonly used processes include oxidation, sedimentation, coagulation and...

Handbook of Chemicals and Safety

T.S.S. Dikshith
June 16, 2017

A host of chemical substances have become essential parts of human activities and requirements for societal development. Any kind of misuse and/or negligence in handling these substances can cause health disorders, poisoning, and fatalities among unprotected workers and members of the public...

Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change

Michael J. Kennish, Hans W. Paerl
June 16, 2017

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make...

Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil

Andreas Schaeffer, Paul J. van den Brink, Fred Heimbach, Simon P. Hoy, Frank M.W. de Jong, Jorg Rombke, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jose P. Sousa
June 14, 2017

Based on discussions at the 2007 SETAC Europe PERAS Workshop in Coimbra, Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil presents a timely summary of state-of-the-art higher-tier terrestrial risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs). Influential regulators,...

Environmental Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems: A Case Study

Claude Amiard-Triquet, Philip S. Rainbow
June 13, 2017

Estuaries in every country exemplify the same paradox — they are among the most productive ecosystems and also among the most impacted by anthropogenic activities. And although estuarine biodiversity is key to the ecological and economic health of coastal regions, estuaries are exposed to toxic...