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River Pollution Research Progress
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Editors: Mattia N. Gallo and Marco H. Ferrari
Book Description:
The size and importance of the world's rivers are measured in terms of discharge and length. A river's importance may also be measured in terms of local and regiional water availability and population. A smalll river flowing through a densely populated, arid region may be extremely important, for example. Rivers flow downhill from their sources to their mouths at the sea. Although the world's major rivers flow through many different types of terrain, they provide similar physical and biological functins. Rivers transport sediments from their basins to the sea through the processes of erosion, transport, and deposition. In a river system's upland areas, erosion is the dominant process. Tectonic processes result in the uplift and formation of major mountain chains, while the world's major river systems help erode those mountains. A river's flow is halted when it reaches the sea, where the river deposits its sediemtns and creates a delta. River deltas commonly assume a triangular pattern that resembles the Greek letter delta (Ä) a letter based on the shape of the Nile River delta in northern Egypt. Fresh water and salt water meet in these deltas, which are some of the world's most biologically productive areas. The world's major river systems are storehouses of biological productivity and diversity. Rivers and their floodplains provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species. Many of the world's large rivers experience an annual flooding cycle that is important for spreading water, nutients, and sediment into floodplains as well as providing reproductive cues for fish. This new book presents up-to-date research on this important field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Simulation of Ecosystem Degradation and its Application for Effective Policy-Making in Regional Scale, pp. 1-89
(Tadanobu Nakayama, National Institute for Environmental Studies(NIES), Japan)

Chapter 2. Radionuclide Distribution in the Lower Yenisey and Pechora Reaches: Landscape Geochemical Signatures and Patterns of Global and Regional Contamination, pp. 91-156
(Korobova E.M., Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ukraintseva N.G., Moscow State University, All-Russia Research Institute for Pipelines, Surkov V.V. Moscow State University, Brown J. & Standring W. Nowegian Radiation and Protection Agency, et al.)

Chapter 3. Photochemical Transformation Processes of Organic Pollutants in Surface Waters, pp. 157-199
(Davide Vione, Claudio Minero, Valder Maurino, Dipartimento di Chimica Analitica, Universitá di Torino, Torino Italy)

Chapter 4. Complexity, Nonlinearity and Scaling in Sediment Transport Dynamics , pp. 201-233
(Bellie Sivakumar, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, Univ. of California, Davis, CA)

Chapter 5. Spatial and Temporal Variation of Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Watersheds, pp. 235-250
(Alex T. Chow, Randy A. Dahlgren, Anthony T. O'Geen, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, USA)

Chapter 6. Applications of an Urban Diffuse Pollution Model to Support WFD Investment Appraisal, pp. 251-263
(G. Mitchell, School of Geography and Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, A. McDonald, Earth and Biosphere Institute, University of Leeds, M. Clarke, Emaginating Ltd., Leeds Innovation Centre, Leeds, UK and School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK)

Chapter 7. Assessing Groundwater Pollution Risk in Sarigkiol Basin, NW Greece, pp. 265-281
(K.S. Voudouris, Lab. of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Department of Geology, Aristotle University, Greece)

Chapter 8. What Do People Think About Pollution? Contributions of Human Ecology to the Study of River Pollution with A Focus on Brazil, pp. 283-296
(R.A.M. Silvano, Dep. Ecologia, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Fisheries and Food Institute/FIFO, Campinas, SP, Brazil, A. Begossi, Fisheries and Food Institute/FIFO, Campinas, SP, Brazil, CAPESCA/PREAC/UNICAMP, SP)

Chapter 9. Surveillance of River Water Pollution by use of an Automatic Trace Metal System, pp. 297-317
(Řyvind Mikkelsen, Silje M. Skogvold, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Norway)

Chapter 10. The Status of River Water Chemical Pollution in Zimbabwe: A Review, pp. 319-333
(J.Nyamangara, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of Zimbabwe, G. Nyamadzawo, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, C. Bangira, Texas A & M University, Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, A. Senzanje, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, South Africa)

Chapter 11. Ambivalent Role of Microbial Communities in Polluted Rivers, pp. 335-349
(Alexandre José Macedo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Farmácia and Centro de Biotecnologia, Brazil, Wolf-Rainer Abraham, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Germany)

Chapter 12. Assessment of Pathogen Indicator Microorganism Loading From Diffuse Sources, pp. 351-372
(Geonha Kim, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hannam University, Republic of Korea)

Index

   Series:
      Air, Water and Soil Pollution Science and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 396pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-643-7
   Status: AV
  
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