1st Edition

Occurrence, Toxicity & Analysis of Toxic Compounds in Oceanic Biota

By Thomas Roy Crompton Copyright 2017
    292 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The presence of concentrations of organic substances and cations in sea water is a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. There is a threat of possible health hazards to both human, fish and crustacea. Occurrence, Toxicity and Analysis of Marine Biota discusses bioaccumulation in biota as well as occurrence and analysis of toxicants in biota. The main thrust of this book will be a review of the levels of toxicants found in the tissues of fish and invertebrates at various sites throughout the world. In addition, results will be reported on the levels of toxicants found in marine biota enabling ill health or death to occur. This will involve a discussion of toxicity index LC50 and percentile S95 concentration of toxicants and their implications on animal health and mortality, also that of humans who eat these sea creatures. The book will be a complete logical survey of this topic.

    Chapter 1: Toxicity Evaluation

    Chapter 2: Determination of Metals in Fish

    Chapter 3: Determination of Organic Compounds in Fish

    Chapter 4: Determination of Organometallic Compounds on Fish

    Chapter 5: Determination of Metals in Invertebrates

    Chapter 6: Determination of Organic Compounds on Invertebrates

    Chapter 7: Determination of Organometallic Compounds on Invertebrates

    Chapter 8: Toxic Effect of Metals in Fish and Invertebrates

    Chapter 9: Toxic Effects of Organic Compounds on Fish and Invertebrates

    Chapter 10: Toxic Effect of organometallic Compounds on Fish, Invertebrates

    Chapter 11: Toxicity of Pollutants in Phytoplankton and Algae

    Chapter 12: Bioaccumulation


    Professor Thomas Roy Crompton is a consultant and technical author. He spent 30 years as the head of Analytical Research for the Polymer research laboratory at Shell Chemicals UK and another 15 years as the head of Water Analysis Laboratories, also in the UK.

    In addition he has published over 50 books. These cover the analysis of environmental samples, including waters, soils and sediments. Other publications he has authored cover polymer technology, organometallic compounds and power sources.

    Crompton holds a PhD in polymer technology, awarded from the University of Salford, UK. His main areas of expertise are the analysis of natural and sea waters, soils, sediments and sludge, preconcentration techniques in water analysis and the application of chromatography and mass spectrometry to water analysis.