Impact, Monitoring and Management of Environmental Pollution


Editor: Ahmed El Nemr
Series: Pollution Science, Technology and Abatement

In the 21st century, the fate of the environment has become a critical issue in both developed and developing countries throughout the world. The environment is considered the surroundings in which an organism operates, including air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans and their interrelation. Water pollution, poor air quality, global warming, acid rain, ozonosphere hole, etc.: these issues are featured regularly in our newspapers, news reports and TV programs. Pollution has been used quite freely for many years without a clear definition, and it is generally accepted that  environmental pollution can be defined as the contamination of air, water, or soil in such a manner as to cause real or potential harm to human health or well-being, or to damage or harm nonhuman nature without justification. The purpose of this review book is to document the latest vital research in this field.

Table of Contents


The Editor

Chapter 1. Impact of Environmental Pollution
Yuanzhi Zhang and Yufei Wang

Chapter 2. Environmental Aspects and Impacts of Construction Industry
Nik Norulaini Nik Ab Rahman, Fatehah Mohd Omar and Mohd Omar Ab Kadir

Chapter 3. Radiation in the Environment: Sources, Impacts and Uses
Amidu O. Mustapha

Chapter 4. Freshwater Cyanobacterial (Blue-Green Algae) Blooms: Causes, Consequences and Control 73
NK Sharma, KK Choudhary, Rakhi Bajpai and AK Rai

Chapter 5. Avian Immunotoxicology: Current Trends and Future Directions 97
Michael J. Quinn, Jr.

Chapter 6. Unplanned Urbanization and Associated Risk on Human Exposure and Sustainable Development: A Case Study 115
Md. Jahir Bin Alam

Chapter 7. Toxic Effects of Lead and Cadmium as Industrial Pollutants on the Chromosome Structure in Model Mammalian Species 133
M. Topashka-Ancheva and S. E. Teodorova

Chapter 8. Marine Pollution in Water, Sediment and Biota
Qing Xu, Hongyan Xi and Yuanzhi Zhang

Chapter 9. Heavy Metal Pollution in Aquatic Environments
Ayse Bahar Yilmaz

Chapter 10. Heavy Metal Contaminations in Mediterranean Sediments
Amany El-Sikaily, Azza Khaled and Ahmed El Nemr

Chapter 11. Cadmium and Organotin Pollution in an Estuarine Environment from Argentina: An Overview
S. Botté , F. Delucchi , R.H. Freije , and J.E. Marcovecchio

Chapter 12. Antimony in Urban Roadside Surface Soils: Concentration, Source and Mode of Occurrence
Xue Song Wang

Chapter 13. Organochlorine Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Fresh Water Fish Species
Özlem Turgay

Chapter 14. Atmospheric Pollution by Airborne Particle Dynamics in the Brussels Urban Environment
Z.Y. Offer, D. Carati, L.Brenig, P.Vanderstraeten, Y. Lénelle, and A. Meurrens

Chapter 15. A Cadmium Standard Regression Line: A Possible New Index for Biological Monitoring
Mariko Mochizuki, Makoto Mori, Ryo Hondo, and Fukiko Ueda

Chapter 16. Ecological Monitoring of Coastal Marine Environment at Kalpakkam, Southeast Coast of India
K.K. Satpathy , A.K. Mohanty, Gouri Sahu1, M.V.R. Prasad, S. K. Sarkar, S. Biswas and M. Selvanayagam

Chapter 17. The Use of Biomarkers in Bivalve Molluscs for the Evaluation of Marine Environment Pollution
Juan Fernández-Tajes, Blanca Laffon and Josefina Méndez

Chapter 18. Biomarkers Overview and Environmental Applications
Vincent Leignel and Justine Marchand

Chapter 19. Bioaccumulation of Some Heavy Metals in Freshwater Crayfish
Utku Güner

Chapter 20. Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metal by Microbes
Nermeen A. El-Sersy, Gehan A. Abou-Elela and Hanan M. Abd- Elnaby

Chapter 21. The Aromatic Hydrocarbon Receptor Mediated Cytochrome P450 1a Induction in Aquatic Animals: Biomonitoring of Organic Pollution in an Aquatic Environment
S. Arun

Chapter 22. Heuristics Approach: Towards Sustainable Control of Environmental Pollution
Nik Norulaini Nik Ab Rahman, Anees Ahmad, Fatehah Mohd Omar, and Mohd Omar Ab Kadir

Chapter 23. Application of Bioreactor Landfill Technology to Municipal Solid Waste Management: Asian Perspective
Chart Chiemchaisri, Ruwini Weerasekara, Kurian Joseph, Sunil Kumar and Chettiyappan Visvanathan

Chapter 24. A New Theoretical Basis for Description of Living Matter
Svetla E. Teodorova

Chapter 25. Modelling Local and Regional Boundary Conditions of the Geographical Distribution of Mosses and their Metal Loads in Germany
Roland Pesch and Winfried Schröder


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