Marine Pollution: Types, Environmental Significance and Management Strategies

Dominic E. Jefferson (Editor)

Series: Air, Water and Soil Pollution Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC010010

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Despite the fact that water covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, it is surprisingly vulnerable to human influence and activity. Marine ecosystems receive large amounts of a variety of pollutants from either treated or untreated wastewater. The extensive use of chemicals and their introduction into the environment has resulted in increased public concern for the potential threats to ecosystems, human health and safety.

Persistent organic pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and pesticides, as well as heavy metals, surfactants; endocrine disrupting chemicals or personal care products and pharmaceuticals are pollutants usually present in marine environments. This book focuses on discussing the types of marine pollutants. It provides topics on the environmental significance and management strategies available. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Organotin Compounds in the Marine Environment – Current Monitoring Techniques and Their Regulatory and Environmental Management Requirements in England and Wales (pp. 1-54)
R. F. Cole, G. R. Fones, G. A. Mills, R. Parker, T. Bolam, A. C. Birchenough and S. Kröger (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK and others)

Chapter 2 - Management of Large Oil Spills (pp. 55-102)
A. García-Olivares, E. García-Ladona and J. A. Jiménez Madrid

Chapter 3 - Marine Pollution: Types, Environmental Significance and Pollution Control (pp. 103-186)
Alberto Zafra-Gómez, Noemí Isabel Dorival García and Inmaculada Jiménez-Díaz (Research Group of Analytical Chemistry and Life Sciences, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Granada, Campus of Fuentenueva, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 4 - Oil Spills: Behavior of Oil, Impact, Detection, Tracking and Management (pp. 187-232)
D. Kitsiou and M. Karydis (Department of Marine Sciences, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece)

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