Modeling the Fate and Effect of the Toxic Substances in the Environment

Modeling the Fate and Effect of the Toxic Substances in the Environment

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: S Jorgensen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601599

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Modeling the Fate and Effect of the Toxic Substances in the Environment contains the proceedings of a Symposium on "Modeling the Fate and Effect of Toxic Substances in the Environment", held on June 6-10, 1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and sponsored by the International Society for Ecological Modeling. The symposium provided a forum for discussing the state of the art in modeling the fate and effect of toxic substances in the environment. Topics include parameter estimation, theoretical considerations, and models of a wide variety of toxic compounds in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Comprised of 16 chapters, this volume begins with an account of parameter estimation in toxic substance models, followed by a discussion on extinction and persistence in models of population-toxicant interactions. The reader is then introduced to PATHWAY, a simulation model of the transport of radionuclides through agroecosystems. Subsequent chapters focus on possible cause-effect relationships in the dying of Germany's spruce-fir forests; application of risk and uncertainty analysis techniques to a heavy metal speciation model; the biological effects of toxicants in aquatic microcosm systems; and the dispersal and biological effect of toxins in the Tamar estuary in England. The book concludes with a description of a nonlinear mathematical model for the transport and spreading of oil slicks. This book will be useful to students, practitioners, and researchers in the field of inorganic chemistry, as well as those who are interested in the environmental effects of toxic compounds.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Parameter Estimation in Toxic Substance Models

    Extinction and Persistence in Models of Population-Toxicant Interactions

    Validation of PATHWAY, a Simulation Model of the Transport of Radionuclides Through Agroecosystems

    Dramatic Development in the Dying of German Spruce-Fir Forests: In Search of Possible Cause-Effect Relationships

    Hazard Assessment - A Summary of Analysis and Integrated Evaluation of Exposure and Potential Effects from Toxic Environmental Chemicals

    A Non-Equilibrium Approach to Modeling Toxic Metal Speciation in Acid, Aquatic Systems

    Application of Risk and Uncertainty Analysis Techniques to a Heavy Metal Speciation Model

    The Fates Of Aromatics Model (FOAM): Description, Application, and Analysis

    Simulating the Biological Effects of Toxicants in Aquatic Microcosm Systems

    Modeling Transport Processes and Differential Accumulation of Persistent Toxic Organic Substances in Groundwater Systems

    Physio-Chemical and Ecological Modeling the Fate of Toxic Substances in Natural Water Systems

    Modeling Concepts for Hydrophobic Pollutants in Lakes

    Error Analysis and Simulation of Mirex Behavior in Lake Ontario

    A Preliminary Model of the Dispersal and Biological Effect of Toxins in the Tamar Estuary, England

    Modeling Heavy Metals Transport in an Arctic Fjord System Polluted from Mine Tailings

    A Non-Linear Mathematical Model for the Transport and Spreading of Oil Slicks

    Author Index

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  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601599

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S Jorgensen

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