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Pollution : causes, effects and control / edited by Roy M. Harrison.

Harrison, Roy M., 1948- (Added Author).
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Subject: Pollution.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1591249279
  • ISBN: 9781591249276
  • ISBN: 9781847551719
  • ISBN: 1847551718
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 579 pages) : illustrations
  • Edition: 4th ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2001.

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General Note: Previous edition: 1996.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chemical pollution of the aquatic environment by priority pollutants and its control / B. Crathorne, Y.J. Rees and S. France -- Chemistry and pollution of the marine environment / M.R. Preston and R. Chester -- Drinking water quality and health / J.K. Fawell and G. Stanfield -- Water pollution biology / C.F. Mason -- Sewage and sewage sludge treatment / J. Lester and D. Edge -- The treatment of toxic wastes / A. James -- Air pollution / R.M. Harrison -- Chemistry and climate change in the troposphere / R.M. Harrison -- Chemistry and the pollution of the stratosphere / A.R. MacKenzie --Atmospheric dispersal of pollutants and the modelling of air pollution / M.L. Williams -- The health effects of air pollution / S. Walters and J. Ayres -- Impacts of gaseous pollutants on crops, trees and ecosystems / T.A. Mansfield and P.W. Lucas -- Control of pollutant emissions from road traffic / C. Holman -- Soil pollution and land contamination / B.J. Alloway -- Solid waste management / G. Eduljee and D. Arthur -- Clean technologies and industrial ecology / R. Clift -- The environmental behaviour of persistent organic pollutants / S. Harrad -- Radioactivity in the environment / C.N. Hewitt -- Health effects of environmental chemicals / P.T.C. Harrison -- The legal control of pollution / R. Macrory -- Integrated pollution prevention and control / D. Slater.
Summary: Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control is the fourth edition of a best-selling introductory level book dealing with chemical and radioactive pollution in its broadest sense. The scope of the book ranges from the sources of pollutants and their environmental behaviour, to their effects on human and non-human receptors, to the technologies and strategies available for control. The fourth edition has been wholly revised and updated from the previous edition due to the rapid pace of developments in this field. Topics covered include chemical pollution of freshwater and marine environments, drinking water quality, water pollution biology, sewage and its treatment, toxic wastes, air pollution and atmospheric chemistry, control of pollutant emissions, land contamination, solid waste management, clean technologies, persistent organic pollutants in the environment, environmental radioactivity, health effects of environmental chemicals, legal control of pollution and integrated pollution control. There is a completely new chapter on Clean Technologies and Industrial Ecology, reflecting the growing importance of pollution prevention as opposed to end-of-pipe solutions. Whilst originally intended as an introductory reference work for professionals within the field, the book has been widely adopted for teaching purposes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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