Proceedings of the First International Conference on Waste Disposal in the Marine Environment

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Waste Disposal in the Marine Environment

University of California, Berkeley, July 22-25, 1959

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Editor: E. A. Pearson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184562

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Proceedings of the First International Conference on Waste Disposal in the Marine Environment focuses on the disposal of sewage, including pollution of beaches, effects of wastes on marine biota and humans, and water quality. The selection first offers information on the fixed and changing valves in ocean disposal of sewage and wastes and characteristics and expeditious detection of bacterial indices of pollution of marine bathing beaches. Discussions focus on the coliform index and illness among bathers; enterococcus group as an index of pollution of saline bathing beaches; characteristics of the coliform group of bacteria; and procedures for expeditious determination of E. coli and coliform indices in water. The book then examines the risk of infection through bathing in sewage-polluted water; water pollution in Marseilles and its relation with flora and fauna; and the benthonic fauna of southern California in shallow depths and possible effects of wastes on the marine biota. The text examines the use of marine invertebrates as indicators of water quality; foraminiferal ecology around ocean outfalls off southern California; discharge of wastes into the sea in European coastal areas; and diffusion of sewage effluent in an ocean. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the effects of waste disposal in the marine environment.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Welcoming Address

    Keynote Address: Fixed and Changing Values in Ocean Disposal of Sewage and Wastes

    Public Health

    Characteristics and Expeditious Detection of Bacterial Indices of Pollution of Marine Bathing Beaches

    The Risk of Infection Through Bathing in Sewage-Polluted Water

    Effects of Marine Biota

    Water Pollution in Marseilles and Its Relation With Flora and Fauna

    The Benthonic Fauna of Southern California in Shallow Depths and Possible Effects of Wastes on the Marine Biota

    Effects of Wastes on the Giant Kelp, Macrocystis Pyrifera

    The Use of Marine Invertebrates as Indicators of Water Quality

    Foraminiferal Ecology Around Ocean Outfalls Off Southern California

    Design Considerations

    Discharge of Wastes Into the Sea in European Coastal Areas

    Effect of the River Rhine on Netherlands Beaches

    Ocean Currents, Measurement of Currents, and Analysis of Data

    Diffusion of Sewage Effluent in an Ocean Current

    The Empirical Approach for Determining the Required Length of an Ocean Outfall

    Nearshore Oceanography

    Chemical and Biological Aspects of Sewage Disposal in Inner Oslofjord

    The Relationship Between Local Wind and Water Movement in Coastal Waters of the British Isles

    Inshore Circulation Patterns and the Oceanic Disposal of Waste

    The Effect of Wind and Wave Action on the Mixing and Dispersion of Wastes

    Banquet Address

    Receiving Water Analyses

    Characterization of Coastal Oil Pollution by Submarine Seeps

    Receiving Water Analyses

    The Status of Plankton Determination in Marine Pollution Analyses

    Techniques in a Large Scale Survey of Marine Benthic Biology

    Quantitative Sampling of Marine Fishes - A Problem in Fish Behavior and Fishing Gear

    Estuarine Hydrography

    The Movement and Mixing of Contaminants in Tidal Estuaries

    On Structure, Entrainment, and Transport in Estuarine Embayments

    Applications and Limitations of Estuary Models in Pollution Analyses

    Analysis of Diurnal Oxygen Curves for the Assay of Reaeration Rates and Metabolism in Polluted Marine Bays

    Tracer Methodology and Pollutional Analyses of Estuaries

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184562

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