Ecotoxicology of Organic Contaminants

CRC Press Inc
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 24. November 1993
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 176 Seiten
978-1-56670-022-1 (ISBN)
This book presents an integrated approach to understanding environmental contamination problems through the use of techniques from environmental chemistry, toxicology, ecology, and ecotoxicology. Basing much of his information on his 21 years of experience in the field, the author proposes innovative strategies for studying the environmental fate of contaminants, evaluating the effects, and producing scientific criteria for environmental safety. The book is clearly written, with all terms defined and equations explained with examples of their application. Weak points in the present knowledge are pointed out and discussed. An extensive list of references is provided for individuals who wish to delve deeper into the subject.
  • Englisch
  • Bosa Roca
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  • USA
Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Students in ecology, applied ecology, environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, professionals in environmental management, conservation, restoration, and pollution mitigation; students in ecology, applied ecology, environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, and environmental toxicology.
  • 27 s/w Tabellen
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  • 27 tabs.
  • Höhe: 247 mm
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  • Breite: 162 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 490 gr
978-1-56670-022-1 (9781566700221)
1566700221 (1566700221)
Approaches to the Assessment of the Environmental Fate of Chemical Contaminants: Introduction. Predictive Approaches and Models. The Role of Physiocochemical Properties. Evaluative Models. The Role of Field Studies. References. Environmental Toxicology: Introduction. Classic Toxicology. Toxicology of Mixtures. Field Studies: Biological Monitoring and Nondestructive Biomarkers. Predictive Tools in Environmental Toxicology (SARs). The Need for the Evaluation of Ecosystem Responses. References. Hazard Evaluation and Risk Assessment: Introduction. Environmental Fate Assessment. Hazard and Risk Characterization. The Ecotoxicological Approach. An Example of Application: Semivolatile Organochlorinated Hydrocarbons (SOCs) in the Mediterranean Sea: Sources, Fate and Hazard Assessment. Uncertainty of Present Approaches: Future Research Needs. Conclusions. References. Index.

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