Ecotoxicology and Chemistry Applications in Environmental Management describes how to set up an integrated, holistic approach to addressing ecotoxicological problems. It provides detailed explanations in answer to questions like "Why is it necessary to apply an integrated approach?" and "How does one apply an integrated environmental management approach?"
Highlighted topics of the book include
- Environmental chemical calculations
- QSAR estimation methods
- Toxic substance interference with other environmental problems
- Using diagnostic ecological subdisciplines for solutions
- Cleaner production methods and technologies
- Environmental risk assessment
Addressing one of the most difficult tasks today, this book provides a much-needed holistic view for translating scientific knowledge and research results into effective environmental management measures. Rooted in a seven-step method, it integrates examination and quantification of an environmental problem and describes the use of ecological diagnostic tools to develop a diagnosis for ecosystem health. It also presents methods for choosing and using solutions or combinations of solutions to tackle problems.
Table of Contents
Application of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry in Holistic, Integrated Environmental Management. Sources of Toxic Substance Pollution. Properties of Toxic Substances. Estimation of Ecotoxicological Parameters. Global Element Cycles. Toxic Substances in the Environment. Calculations of Reactions and Equilibrium. Environmental Risk Assessment. Application of Ecological Models in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology. Ecological Indicators and Ecosystem Services as Diagnostic Tools in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry. Application of Environmental Technology in Environmental Management. Application of Ecotechnology/Ecological Engineering in Environmental Management. Application of Cleaner Production in Environmental Management. Implementation of Integrated Environmental Management to Solve Toxic Substance Pollution Problems. Summary and Conclusions.
Sven Erik Jørgensen is a professor of environmental chemistry at Copenhagen University, Denmark. He holds a doctorate in engineering in environmental technology and a doctorate of science in ecological modeling. He is an honorable doctor of science at Coimbra University, Portugal, and at Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania. He was editor in chief of Ecological Modelling and has also been the editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology. He is the president of the International Society of Ecological Modelling and was chairman of the International Lake Environment Committee. He has received several awards and honors, and is an elected member of the European Academy of Science. He has written more than 360 papers, most of which have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. He has edited or written 70 books and has given lectures and courses in ecological modeling, ecosystem theory, and ecological engineering worldwide.