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Coastal Pollution : Sources, fate and effects of pollutants in coastal ecosystems - Beiras

Coastal Pollution

Sources, fate and effects of pollutants in coastal ecosystems

By: Beiras

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Published: 1st August 2018
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Marine Pollution: Sources, Fate and Effects of Pollutants in Coastal Ecosystems bring together the theoretical background on common and emerging marine pollutants and their effects on organisms (ecotoxicology). Written by a well-renowned expert in the field who is a researcher, teacher and advisor of national and international institutions on issues, such as oil spills, water quality assessment and plastic pollution, the book offers a thorough account of the effects (ecotoxicology) of pollutants on marine organisms and the public health implications, along with the biological tools advocated by the international institutions for marine pollution monitoring.

Marine Pollution: Sources, Fate and Effects of Pollutants in Coastal Ecosystems presents information in a rigorous and contrasted manner derived from a comprehensive review of solid scientific knowledge, but also illustrated with examples of practical applications.

  • Contains up-to-date background levels and regulations on marine pollutants
  • Conveys an in-depth analysis of the uptake, accumulation and fate of pollutants in the marine compartments
  • Delivers a critical appraisal on biological tools for the practical monitoring of coastal pollution
  • Includes a comprehensive glossary of technical terms and appendices with useful transversal information (units, acronyms, etc.)

Section 1. Pollutants in coastal ecosystems 1. Basic concepts 2. Non-persistent organic pollution 3. Non-persistent inorganic pollution 4. Microbial pollution 5. Self-purification and wastewater treatment 6. Plastics and other solid wastes 7. Hydrocarbons and oil spills 8. Persistent organic xenobiotics 9. Trace metals and organometallic compounds Section 2. Marine ecotoxicology 10. Distribution of pollutants in coastal environments 11. Bioaccumulation 12. Biotransformation 13. Lethal and sublethal toxicity 14. Effects of pollution on populations and communities Section 3. Monitoring and management of coastal pollution 15. Biological tools for monitoring: Biomarkers and bioassays 16. Marine pollution monitoring programs 17. Pollution control: focus on emissions 18. Pollution control: focus on receiving waters

ISBN: 9780128137369
ISBN-10: 0128137363
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st August 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1