21st Century Science: New Thinking About Pollution, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301712
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301713
  • DDC: 628.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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As the world's resources continue to suffer from overuse and the effects of human activity, understanding the causes and effects of pollution is critical to preserving the land, water, and air that are vital to all life. This insightful volume explores the root causes of pollution, as well as the local and global responses and constantly emerging technologies that allow governments and ordinary citizens to cope with an increasingly toxic environment and landscape.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Problem of Pollution.
2: Pollution in Action.
3: The Case for Pollution Control.
4: Pollution in the Air.
5: Criteria Pollutants.
6: Air Toxics.
7: Greenhouse Gases.
8: Air Pollution and Air Movement.
9: The Global Reach of Air Pollution.
10: Indoor Air Pollution.
11: Air Pollution Control.
12: Control of Particulates.
13: Control of Gases.
14: Automobile Emission Control Systems.
15: Pollution on Land.
16: Solid Waste.
17: Hazardous Waste.
18: Xenobiotic Chemicals in Soil.
19: Waste Management and Soil Detoxification.
20: Developments in Waste Management.
21: Storage, Collection, and Transport.
22: Solid-Waste Treatment and Disposal.
23: Hazardous-Waste Management.
24: Soil Detoxification.
25: Recycling.
26: Pollution in the Water.
27: Threatened Freshwater.
28: Threatened Oceans.
29: Municipal Water Consumption.
30: Municipal Water Supply Systems.
31: Water Treatment.
32: Developments in Water Treatment.
33: Clarification.
34: Disinfection.
35: Additional Treatment.
36: Desalination.
37: Sewage Treatment.
38: Other Forms of Pollution.
39: Noise Pollution.
40: Light Pollution.
41: Plastic Pollution.
42: Radioactive Waste.
43: Working Toward a Nonpolluting World.
44: Environmental Law.
45: Environmental Engineering.
46: Environmentalism.
47: Conclusion.
For Further Reading.