Micropollutants: Sources, Ecotoxicological Effects and Control Strategies


Tabitha N. Holloway (Editor)

Series: Pollution Science, Technology and Abatement
BISAC: SCI013090

Many organic pollutants, such as, organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are detected in the environment at low concentrations. Due to their large-scale production and usage, toxicity, bioaccumulation and persistence in the environment, they can cause harmful effects to organisms and to human health. Atmospheric deposition, industrial and urban activity presents the main sources of environmental pollution. Chapter One covers inorganic pollution by heavy metals, which is less visible and direct than other types of pollutants, but its effects on marine ecosystems and humans are intensive and very extensive. Chapter Two discusses the degradation resistance of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), an artificially synthethized organic compound extensively used as plasticizers for industrial, medical, and domestic purposes, and that is found in wastewater treatment plants. Chapter Three discusses how the pollution risk of soil contamination by the lanthanides and platinum group metals is increasing with the industrialization and urbanization growth in Russia. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Distribution of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants in Marine Environments
Mouna Necibi and Nadia Mzoughi (Department of Chemistry, Tunis Faculty of Sciences, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisie, and others)

Chapter 2. Effect of Manganese and Ferric Ions on the Degradation of Di-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP) by Acinetobacter sp. SN13
Renata Alves de Toledo, Jiaming Xu, U Hin Chao, and Hojae Shim (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, SAR, China)

Chapter 3. The Lanthanides and Platinum Group Metals as Mineral Micropollutants in Russian Soil
Yu. N. Vodyanitskii, D. V. Ladonin and A. T. Savichev (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Soil Science, Moscow, Russia, and others)


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