Environmental Challenges

Environmental Challenges

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In the summer of 1999, an international group of experts convened in Jerusalem, Israel, in order to define the major environmental challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the new millennium and - where possible - propose ways of addressing them. Almost 50 selected articles are collected in the present book, which constitutes a striking interdisciplinary combination of state-of-the-art science with the latest views on environmental law, education, and international cooperation. Whilst a major fraction of the book is devoted to water-related issues (water quality monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, water-based international cooperation, and more), other sections deal with timely topics relating to air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, and education. The book is intended for environmental scientists, professionals, and students of all disciplines.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 630 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 35.05mm | 2,381.35g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION, 123, 2000
  • IX, 630 p.
  • 0792365585
  • 9780792365587

Table of contents

I: Water Quality Monitoring. 1. Status of the Drinking Water Standards Program in the United States; H.J. Brass. 2. Recent Developments in Microbiotesting and Early Millennium Prospects; C. Blaise, et al. 3. Biological Stability: A Multidimensional Quality Aspect of Treated Water; D. van der Kooij. 4. From Media to Molecules: New Approaches to the Detection of Micro-Organisms in Water; C.R. Fricker. 5. Enzymatic Detection of Coliforms and Escherichia coli Within 4 Hours; H. Nelis, S. van Poucke. 6. Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium Parvum Oocysts in Environmental Water Samples Using an Integrated Cell Culture-PCR (CC-PCR) System; M.W. Lechevallier, et al. 7. Genotoxicity in German Surface Waters - Result of a Collaborative Study; G. Reifferscheid, T. Grummt. 8. Blazing Towards the Next Millennium: Luciferase Fusions to Identify Genes Responsive to Environmental Stress; D.C. Alexander, et al. 9. Identification of New Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products from Ozone, Chlorine Dioxide, Chloramine, and Chlorine; S.D. Richardson, et al. 10. Ecotoxicological Indicators of Water Quality: Using Multi-Response Indicators to Assess the Health of Aquatic Ecosystems; S.M. Adams, M.S. Greeley. II: Water and Wastewater Treatment. 11. Ecological Engineering of Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment; C.P.L. Grady Jr., C.D.M. Filipe. 12. Biodegradation of Recalictrant Components of Organic Mixtures; E.D. Schroeder, et al. 13. Application of Biofilms and Biofilm Support Materials as a Temporary Sink and Source; P.A. Wilderer, et al. 14. Effective Management and Operation of Coagulation and Filtration; G.S. Logsdon. 15. Wastewater Reclamation for Agricultural Reuse in Israel: Trends and Experimental Results; A. Brenner, et al. 16. Biological Denitrification of Groundwater; M.I.M. Soares. III: Air Pollution and Control. 17. Towards a Science-Based Integrated Ozone-Fine Particle Control Strategy; R.L. Tanner. 18. An Assessment of the Mobile Source Contribution to PM10 and PM2.5 in the United States; A.W. Gertler, et al. 19. Characterisation of Individual Aerosol Particles for Atmospheric and Cultural Heritage Studies; R. van Grieken, et al. 20. Reactive Halogen Species in the Mid-Latitude Troposphere Recent Discoveries; U. Platt. 21. Hydrogen Sulfide and Odor Control in Izmir Bay; A. Muezzino lu, et al. 22. Inventory of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Israel; J. Koch, et al. IV: Risk Assessment, Diversity and Conservation. 23. Analysis of Uncertainty and Variability in Exposure to Characterize Risk: Case Study Involving Trichloroethylene Groundwater Contamination at Beale Air Force Base in California; J.I. Daniels, et al. 24. Biological Diversity An Overview; M. Waldman, Y. Shevah. 25. Restoration of the Rivers in Israel's Coastal Plain; Y. Bar-Or. 26. Lake Kinneret (Israel) Ecosystem: Long-Term Instability or Resiliency?; M. Gophen. 27. Effect of the Environment on the Bacterial Bleaching of Corals; E. Banin, et al. V: Environmental Law, Economy and Management.
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