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Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

John P. Smol

Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

A Paleoenvironmental Perspective

by John P. Smol

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Published by Blackwell Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earth Sciences,
  • Science,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Earth Sciences - General,
  • Lakes,
  • Paleolimnology,
  • Rivers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9601264M
    ISBN 101405159138
    ISBN 109781405159135

    It is facilitated by a wide diversity of bacteria. An overabundance of algae or other plants provides more decaying material, and hence a greater reduction in oxygen as the material decomposes. Sediment Sediment e. When the algae die they are broken down by the action of the bacteria which quickly multiply, using up all the oxygen in the water which leads to the death of many animals.

    Rain and snow are considered by some individuals to be relatively "pure," yet gases and particles introduced into the atmosphere by human activities and natural phenomena, such as volcanoes, can contaminate precipitation that falls back to Earth. Sources of toxic chemicals include improperly disposed wastewater from industrial plants and chemical process facilities leadmercurychromium as well as surface runoff containing pesticides used on agricultural areas and suburban lawns chlordanedieldrinheptachlor. Though allowing shorter retention time and thus smaller tanksthermophilic digestion is more expensive in terms of energy consumption for heating the sludge. To be effective, the biota requires both oxygen and food to live. This reduces the amount of oxygen dissolved in the water and the consequent shortage of oxygen for other aquatic life. Food processing waste, which can include oxygen-demanding substances, fats and grease.

    Dissolved oxygen DO is the amount of oxygen dissolved in a given quantity of water at a particular temperature and atmospheric pressure. Though allowing shorter retention time and thus smaller tanksthermophilic digestion is more expensive in terms of energy consumption for heating the sludge. Food processing waste, which can include oxygen-demanding substances, fats and grease. Moving water dilutes and decomposes pollutants more rapidly than standing water, but many rivers and streams are significantly polluted all around the world.


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Arctic Haze In the 's, pilots traveling on weather reconnaissance flights in the Canadian high Arctic, reported seeing bands of haze in the springtime in the Arctic region. People are sometimes careless and throw rubbish directly into rivers. Biological aerated filters: The removal of nitrogen is effected through the biological oxidation of nitrogen from ammonia nitrification to nitrate, followed by de-nitrification, the reduction of nitrate to nitrogen gas.

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Filtration over activated carbon, also called carbon adsorption, removes residual toxins. When the algae die, oxygen dissolved in the water declines because microorganisms use oxygen to digest algae during the process of decomposition see also biochemical oxygen demand.

And we do see a lot of the streams in that part of the state where the fish and bugs are not doing very well. Water quality The quality of natural water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and below the ground surface depends on a number of interrelated factors.

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