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 wholly new chapter on Clean Technologies and Industrial Ecology, reflecting the growing importance of pollution prevention as opposed to end-of-pipe solutions.
Whilst orginally intended as an introductory reference work for professionals within the field, the book has been widely adopted for leaching purposes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Table of Contents
Chemical Pollution of the Aquatic Environment by Priority Pollutants and its Control; Chemistry Pollution of the Marine Environment; Drinking Water Quality and Health; Water Pollution Biology; Sewage and Sewage Sludge Treatment; The Treatment of Toxic Wastes; Air Pollution: Sources, Concentrations and Measurements; Chemistry of the Troposphere; Chemistry and Pollution of the Stratosphere; Atmospheric Dispersal of Pollutants and the Modelling of Air Pollution; The Health Effects of Air Pollution; Impacts of Gaseous Pollutants on Crops, Trees and Ecosystems; Control of Pollutant Emissions from Road Traffic; Soil Pollution and Land Contamination; Solid Waste Management; Clean Technologies; The Environmental Behaviour of Persistent Organic Pollutants; Radioactivity in the Environment; Health Effects of Environmental Chemicals; The Legal Control of Pollution; Integrated Pollution Control and Waste Minimisation; Subject Index.