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Pollution Control for Agriculture, Second Edition describes approaches adaptable to the treatment, disposal, and management of agricultural wastes, incorporating full-scale technologies, concepts, data, and operating systems. The book also discusses energy conservation, natural resource utilization, and nonpoint source control. Examples of problems attributable to agriculture include unbalanced natural ecological systems and increased eutrophication from waste disposal practices. Other problems include the depletion of dissolved oxygen in surface water, and impurities in groundwater from improper waste disposals on land. The text notes that understanding the characteristics of these wastes leads to more effective disposal methods and treatment. For example, biological treatment is preferred for liquid waste that contain dissolved organic solids, while incineration or composting is appropriate for solid waste with a high organic content. The book also lists the options that can be chosen to control agricultural nonpoint sources, the best of which is by planning and management practices that regulate the source and delivery of nonpoint pollutants, These practices will limit nonpoint pollutants from reaching their destinations (surface water or groundwater). The text also emphasizes the need for a balance between the extremes of agricultural production, profit motives, and environmental concerns. The book is suitable for agriculturists, economists, environmentalists, ecologists, and policy makers involved in food production, environmental safety, and health issues.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
2 Changing Practices
Labor and Energy
Livestock and Crop Production
Fruit and Vegetable Production
3 Environmental Impact
4 Waste Characteristics
Other Animals and Agricultural Products
5 Fundamentals of Biological Treatment
Basic Biological Processes
Oxygen Demand Measuremenst
6 Ponds and Lagoons
7 Oxygen Transfer
Dissolved Oxygen Relationships
Determination of Aeration Parameters
8 Aerobic Treatment
Activated Sludge Processes
The Oxidation Ditch
Autothermal Aerobic Digestion
Rotating Biological Contactor
9 Anaerobic Treatment
Factors Affecting Anaerobic Treatment
Gas Production and Use
Sludge Characteristics and Use
Application to Agricultural Residues
10 Utilization of Agricultural Residues
11 Land Treatment and Stabilization of Wastes
Comparison to Other Treatment Processes
Transformations in the Soil
Land-Limiting Constituent Analysis
Food Processing Wastes
12 Nitrogen Control
Opportunities for Nitrogen Control
13 Physical and Chemical Treatment
14 Nonpoint Source Control
Best Management Practices
Factors Affecting Pollutant Movement
Joint Industrial-Municipal Cooperation
Food Processing Wastes
Appendix: Characteristics of Agricultural Wastes
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- © Academic Press 1984
- 4th December 1984
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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