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Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution

1st Edition

By Michael J. Kennish

CRC Press

544 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


Marine Pollution Defined

Types of Contaminants

Legislative Control of Marine Pollution

International Initiatives

Plan of the Volume

Eutrophication and Organic Loading

Oxygen Depletion


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



Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans

Heavy Metals


Chemical Forms


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


Dredged-Spoil Disposal Sites

Evaluative Requirements

Impacts of Dredged-Material Disposal

Habitat Creation, Protection, and Restoration

Effects of Electric Generating Stations

Thermal Discharges




Assessment Impacts


Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with a reference section, tables, and figures

About the Series

CRC Marine Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology