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Heavy Metals in the Aquatic Environment contains the proceedings of an international conference held in Nashville, Tennessee in December 1973. This conference is co-sponsored by the International Association on Water Pollution Research, the Sport Fishing Institute, the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association, and Vanderbilt University's Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. Contributors focus on the hazards posed by heavy metals present in the aquatic environment and how to control them. This text consists of 45 chapters divided into eight sections. This book assesses the environmental impact of heavy metals found in the aquatic environment; the economic impact of removing them from waste effluents; and the costs vs. benefits attained by their removal. The social costs are also evaluated. After an introduction to dose-response relationships resulting from human exposure to methylmercury compounds, the discussion turns to the toxicity of cadmium in relation to itai-itai disease; the effects of heavy metals on fish and aquatic organisms; and the analytical methods used for measuring concentrations of methylmercury and other heavy metals. The next sections explore the transport, distribution, and removal of heavy metals, along with regulations, standards, surveillance, and monitoring aimed at addressing the problem. This book will be of interest to planners and policymakers involved in water pollution control.
Session I Toxicology and Physiology
A Review of Dose-Response Relationships Resulting from Human Exposure to Methylmercury Compounds
Toxicity of Cadmium—Mechanism and Diagnosis
The Effects of Heavy Metals on Fish and Aquatic Organisms
Mercury Concentrations in Humans and Consumption of Fish Containing Methylmercury
Session II Analytical Techniques
Methylmercury Analysis (A Review and Some Data)
A Review of the Status of Total Mercury Analysis
Analytical Techniques for Heavy Metals Other Than Mercury
Session III Transport Mechanisms (1)
Field Observations on the Transport of Heavy Metals in Sediments
Metabolic Cycles for Toxic Elements in the Environment. A Study of Kinetics and Mechanism
Sorption Phenomenon in the Organics of Bottom Sediments
Session IV Transport Mechanisms (2)
Role of Hydrous Metal Oxides in the Transport of Heavy Metals in the Environment
The Accumulation and Excretion of Heavy Metals in Organisms
Transport and Biological Effects of Molybdenum in the Environment
Biological and Nonbiological Transformations of Mercury in Aquatic Systems
Session V Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Environment
The Distribution of Mercury in Fish and Its Form of Occurrence
Environmental Lead Distribution in Relation to Automobile and Mine and Smelter Sources
Investigations of Heavy Metals and Other Persistent Chemicals, Westernport Bay, Australia
Mercury Distribution in the Chesapeake Bay
Session VI Source Reduction Methodology
Canadian Experience with the Reduction of Mercury at Chlor-alkali Plants
Physical-Chemical Methods of Heavy Metals Removal
The Effects and Removal of Heavy Metals in Biological Treatment
Session VII Corrective Measures for Existing Problems
The Feasibility of Restoring Mercury-Contaminated Waters
Experience with Heavy Metals in the Tennessee Valley Authority System
The Use of Synthetic Scavengers for the Binding of Heavy Metals
Session VIII Legislation, Standards, Surveillance, and Monitoring
Current Regulations and Enforcement Experience by the Environmental Protection Agency
Risk-Benefit Analysis and the Economics of Heavy Metals Control
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- © Pergamon 1975
- 1st January 1975
- eBook ISBN:
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