This extensive handbook presents up-to-date coverage of significant developments in estuarine and marine pollution. Multidisciplinary in approach, Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution is an essential resource for anyone involved in the study or management of coastal and marine pollution problems. The book examines in detail anthropogenic effects on estuarine and marine ecosystems from local, regional, and global perspectives. A truly international collection of data is presented in an organized framework on a wide range of subject areas, including eutrophication, organic loading, oil pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, trace metals, radioactive waste, dredging and dredged-spoil disposal, and effects of electric generating stations. Whether you are a student, a scientist, a policy maker, or an administrator, you no longer need to spend countless hours rounding up information and data - Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution has already done it for you.
Introduction Marine Pollution Defined Types of Contaminants Legislative Control of Marine Pollution International Initiatives Plan of the Volume Eutrophication and Organic Loading Oxygen Depletion Nutrients Organic Loading Case Studies Oil Pollution Composition and Characteristics Oil Toxicity Environmental Fate Biological Effects Oil Cleanup Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Chemical Structure Transformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Pathways Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Water Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Biota Case Studies Halogenated Hydrocarbons Low-Molecular-Weight Compounds High-Molecular-Weight Compounds Pesticides Herbicides Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans Heavy Metals Sources Chemical Forms Distribution Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation Concentrations in Seawater Concentrations in Sediments Concentrations in Biota National Monitoring Surveys National Status and Trends Program National Benthic Surveillance Project Mussel Watch Project Radioactive Waste Sources of Ionizing Radiation Types of Radioactive Waste Regulatory Controls Behavior of Radionuclides in Estuarine and Marine Environments Radiation Effects on Estuarine and Marine Organisms Dredging and Dredged-Spoil Disposal Dredging Dredged-Spoil Disposal Sites Evaluative Requirements Impacts of Dredged-Material Disposal Habitat Creation, Protection, and Restoration Effects of Electric Generating Stations Thermal Discharges Biocides Impingement Entrainment Assessment Impacts Index Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with a reference section, tables, and figures