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By Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Mark L. Brusseau

This specific e-book integrates a great number of topics in environmental reports and offers a practical and target review of pollutants as a cost we pay for a latest financial system. It specializes in the clinical overview of environmental caliber by way of constructing a framework of rules that may be utilized to any environmental challenge. It addresses tactical concerns for managers and govt staff akin to remediation, environmental tracking, chance evaluate, and administration. it may be utilized by pros in addition to undergraduate students.* Emphasizes conceptual figuring out of environmental effect, integrating the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and arithmetic* subject matters disguise the destiny and delivery of contaminants; tracking and remediation of toxins; assets and features of pollutants; and hazard evaluation and administration* comprises colour images and diagrams, bankruptcy questions and difficulties, and highlighted keyword phrases"

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For example, if the partial pressure is increased by 1/4, the concentration of gas in solution is increased by 1/4 and so on. This is because the number of collisions of gas molecules on the surface of the solute (water in this case) is directly proportional to increases or decreases in partial pressure. Since the concentration: pressure ratio remains the same, we can predict the concentration of gas in water under differing partial pressures. 0404 grams of oxygen. What will the concentration of oxygen be if the partial pressure is increased to 15 atmospheres?

2. Oxygen and Other Gases in Water Just like terrestrial counterparts, aquatic organisms (other than anaerobic microbes) need dissolved oxygen and other gases in order to survive. Additionally, the world’s oceans “absorb” an estimated 1/4 to 1/3 of carbon dioxide emitted by human activity. If it were not for the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas, global warming would proceed at an unprecedented rate (see also Chapter 24). The amount of gas that an aqueous solution can hold is dependent upon several variables, the most important of which is atmospheric pressure.

B) A gel stained with ethidium bromide. From Pollution Science © 1996, Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 11 12 Chapter 1 • The Extent of Global Pollution Once a given risk has been calculated, informed decisions can be made with respect to the severity of the pollution, and what should be done about it. 7 WASTE MANAGEMENT, SITE REMEDIATION, AND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION As noted above, human activities produce enormous volumes of waste, much of which ends up in the environment and has the potential to cause pollution.

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