Tools Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants

Tools  Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants
Author: Satinder Kaur Brar,Krishnamoorthy Hegde,Vinayak Laxman Pachapur
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 012814680X
ISBN 13: 9780128146804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tools, Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants describes information on the strategic integration of available monitoring methods with molecular techniques, with a focus on omics (DNA, RNA and protein based) and molecular imprinted polymer and nanomaterial based advanced biosensors for environmental applications. It discusses the most commonly practiced analytic techniques, such as HPLC, MS, GCMS and traditional biosensors, giving an overview of the benefits of advanced biosensors over commonly practiced methods in the rapid and reliable assessment of environmental contaminants. As environmental contaminants have become one of the serious concerns in terms of their rapid growth and monitoring in the environment, which is often limited due to costly and laborious methods, this book provides a comprehensive update on their removal, the challenges they create for environmental regulatory agencies, and their diverse effects on terrestrial and aquatic environments. Provides methods for assessing and monitoring environmental contaminants Includes recent advancement in molecular techniques Outlines rapid environmental monitoring methods Explains the use of biosensors for environmental monitoring Reviews monitoring methods beyond conventional analytic techniques

Developing Tools to Evaluate the Environmental Status of Andean Basins with Mining Activities

Developing Tools to Evaluate the Environmental Status of Andean Basins with Mining Activities
Author: Cristina Yacoub López
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1120285491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The water quality status of an Andean river basin was characterised and the pressures from anthropogenic activities were evaluated to enhance the available knowledge of the environment within an ecosystem in Peru. This investigation was conducted to assess the environmental status of the basin as a first step to introducing river management plans and specific water quality programmes. A continuous simulation model and an environmental monitoring program were developed, taking into account the European water framework directive (WFD) requirements. To prioritise the integrated water resources management (IWRM), an applied environmental model, the Soil and Water Assessment tool (SWAT) was used. The model was calibrated and validated for the Jequetepeque river basin using the SCE-UA algorithm and a relatively small amount of data (11 years). Five different cases of sub-basin discretisation were evaluated with and without a slope criterion. Very good hydrographs and statistics (NSE, RSR and PBIAS) were obtained for all cases. Environmental monitoring methods and tools for water quality evaluation were developed. The sources of contamination were identified and levels of contamination were quantified to evaluate pollution emissions. The degree of pollution by different substances, the associated risks, and the potential effects on aquatic life and human health were considered in the development of the tools and environmental monitoring methods. Water monitoring, sediment monitoring, and ecological monitoring, including a complementary effort to collect available data at the basin scale, were conducted in this study. The concentrations of trace elements were determined from the results of four water and sediment monitoring campaigns conducted between November 2008 and June 2010, and an ecological survey was evaluated. The results obtained from analysis of the water and sediment data indicated trace element pollution near mine sites, enabling us to quantify the impact of the mines on the Jequetepeque basin. Analysis of the water samples indicated that the most polluted water in the basin was located downstream from the Sipán SL Mine. The levels of Cr and As indicated adverse effects, whereas the levels of Al, Cd, Cu, Fe and Pb indicated significant effects on human health, mainly near the mining areas. Considering the lack of water facilities and trace element remediation in the region, special attention should be paid to regulatory policies and palliative countermeasures. Analysis of the sediment samples indicated that the most polluted sediment was located downstream from the Yanacocha Mine site and poses a significant threat to the environment in terms of Cd, Zn, Pb, and As pollution, regardless of the season. The sequential extraction analysis indicated higher mobility for Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni, and Zn. Those trace elements are released to the water column depending on the environmental conditions. The kinetics of the most prevalent trace elements in the basin were also evaluated. A diffusion model and two first-order models were used successfully to describe the kinetic extraction of Cu, Pb, and Zn. These trace elements can be significant only under extremely acidic conditions (pH=1); this should be taken into account in the potential scenario of acid mine drainage. The Ecological Status of Andean Rivers protocol was used to assess the upper part of the Jequetepeque river basin. At all the reference sites, the water quality status was very good or good. Only the sites located near mines exhibited alterations in the water quality, confirming the trends observed in the water and sediment monitoring. This protocol, which is an easy-to-use and economical qualitative tool, has proven to be very useful in assessing significant trends in ecological pollution of the basin.

ASTM Standards on Environmental Sampling

ASTM Standards on Environmental Sampling
Author: American Society for Testing Materials
Publsiher: Astm International
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000032805123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring

Statistical Methods for Environmental Pollution Monitoring
Author: Richard O. Gilbert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1987-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780471288787
ISBN 13: 0471288780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book discusses a broad range of statistical design and analysis methods that are particularly well suited to pollution data. It explains key statistical techniques in easy-to-comprehend terms and uses practical examples, exercises, and case studies to illustrate procedures. Dr. Gilbert begins by discussing a space-time framework for sampling pollutants. He then shows how to use statistical sample survey methods to estimate average and total amounts of pollutants in the environment, and how to determine the number of field samples and measurements to collect for this purpose. Then a broad range of statistical analysis methods are described and illustrated. These include: * determining the number of samples needed to find hot spots * analyzing pollution data that are lognormally distributed * testing for trends over time or space * estimating the magnitude of trends * comparing pollution data from two or more populations New areas discussed in this sourcebook include statistical techniques for data that are correlated, reported as less than the measurement detection limit, or obtained from field-composited samples. Nonparametric statistical analysis methods are emphasized since parametric procedures are often not appropriate for pollution data. This book also provides an illustrated comprehensive computer code for nonparametric trend detection and estimation analyses as well as nineteen statistical tables to permit easy application of the discussed statistical techniques. In addition, many publications are cited that deal with the design of pollution studies and the statistical analysis of pollution data. This sourcebook will be a useful tool for applied statisticians, ecologists, radioecologists, hydrologists, biologists, environmental engineers, and other professionals who deal with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of pollution in air, water, and soil.

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110889396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Monitoring Environmental Contaminants

Monitoring Environmental Contaminants
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 0444643362
ISBN 13: 9780444643360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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While existing approaches to monitoring environmental contaminants tend to focus on a small suite of contaminant types and often involve monitoring at fixed points and at fixed times, Monitoring Environmental Contaminants focuses on a wide range of new technologies and approaches available for monitoring chemical and biological contaminants in air, water, soil and food. These new methods allow the ability to monitor a wider range of contaminants at much greater and temporal resolutions. Adoption of these methods could result in a change in our understanding of how humans and ecosystems are exposed to contaminants in different environmental media. This volume in the Environmental Contaminants Series provides an overview of a wide range of monitoring approaches ranging from citizen science networks to the use of robotics and sensor networks. Monitoring Environmental Contaminants describes challenges in the adoption of some of these new approaches and methods for dealing with these challenges such as the use of mining techniques for large data. The case studies within will provide a thorough illustration for researchers, academics, and scientists involved in ecology and environmental sciences. Brings together chapters from a wide range of research in ecology and the environmental sciences Utilizes an easily understandable style that can be absorbed by a wide audience Uses case studies to illuminate the application of selected novel contamination monitoring approaches

New Immunochemical Approaches for Multiplexed Diagnostics

New Immunochemical Approaches for Multiplexed Diagnostics
Author: Ana Sanchis Villariz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1089114124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The central topic of this thesis has been the study, development and validation of diverse multiplexed diagnostics platforms and techniques that can be applied to a wide range of topics, from environmental monitoring to clinical diagnosis. A multiplexed system is distinguished by its ability to measure simultaneously several analytes from a single sample, usually offering simultaneously high-throughput and easy-to-use protocols. Two categories have been described in order to fulfill this demand: (i) spatial separation of detection sites, by means of different spots, wells, regions of a channel network or electrode arrays, or (ii) the use of various labels such as enzymes, redox molecules, beads or dyes. The different goals achieved in this thesis are related to the development of multiplexed assays for two problematic scenarios: the environmental monitoring of man-made contaminants and the attempt to improve the actual diagnostic tools in two relevant clinical fields such as infectious and cardiovascular diseases. The first scenario has been explored through the development of a different multianalyte and multiplexed platforms for the multidetection of environmental pollutants. Families of contaminants with different chemical natures have been explored, being representatives of herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, insecticides, industrial contaminants and algal toxins, the final chosen in this thesis. The research of second topic has been carried on through progressing in two different lines. On one hand, a photosensible dual-system based on plasmonic nanoparticles as a possible and innovative diagnostic tool for pathogenic bacteria involved in respiratory disease and sepsis was explored. On the other hand, the preliminary validation of a new diagnostic platform based on nonrigid PDMS chips was explored. The study of this new material and the multiple possibilities the flexible material offer regarding microfluidics design, miniaturization and functionalization could be useful for the potential development of future multiplexed platforms.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
Author: Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 953511235X
ISBN 13: 9789535112358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment

Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment
Author: ICES Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060911727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hormone Action and Testicular Function

Hormone Action and Testicular Function
Author: Kevin J. Catt,Maria L. Dufau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 708
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780897662703
ISBN 13: 0897662709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preparation of Soil Sampling Protocol

Preparation of Soil Sampling Protocol
Author: Benjamin J. Mason
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112112943557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Fire Codes

National Fire Codes
Author: National Fire Protection Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004802634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ISO 14031 environmental Performance Evaluation EPE

ISO 14031  environmental Performance Evaluation  EPE
Author: W. Lee Kuhre
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041021968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Computational methods for studies in Geophysics and Geodynamics are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. This insightful book presents the latest developments in computational environments, grid computing technologies and data management.

Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments

Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Author: Cecily M. Grzywacz
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 0892368519
ISBN 13: 9780892368518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With an emphasis on passive sampling, this volume focuses on the environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants. It offers an overview of the history and nature of pollutants of concern to museums and the challenges facing scientists, conservators, and managers seeking to develop target pollutant guidelines to protect cultural property.

Environmental Contamination in Antarctica

Environmental Contamination in Antarctica
Author: S. Caroli,P. Cescon,D.W.H. Walton
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2001-07-19
ISBN 10: 9780080531076
ISBN 13: 0080531075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This thought-provoking and ambitious volume surveys the causes and extent of environmental contamination in Antarctica, and looks critically at future prospects. It highlights the key role that modern techniques of analytical chemistry play in achieving reliable empirical data in this field and their impact on shaping legal provisions. Written by prominent scientists and experts in Antarctic sciences, this work gives an overview of the studies undertaken by countries to assess the impact of pollution phenomena on the uniquely clean environment of Antarctica. Empirical studies and regulatory issues are evaluated in context with the goal of providing a model approach to more polluted areas of the world.

ICES Cooperative Research Report

ICES Cooperative Research Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038938711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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EPA Publications Bibliography

EPA Publications Bibliography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131836004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water

Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water
Author: Fiona Regan,Lisa Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780444637123
ISBN 13: 0444637125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water: Protocols for Measurement and Analysis" addresses the critical topic of measuring and analyzing priority pollutants in the Earth s water systems. As the challenge of monitoring and measuring hazardous substances in our waters is becoming greater with the increasing number of chemicals being added to the list, the levels at which they are occurring, and the variety of sources of the compounds from which they originate, this book helps provide answers to the challenges that have created a need for new and robust analytic methods. The book includes all current and emerging techniques for analyzing priority pollutants and hazardous substances, and describes the application of these analytical techniques to a wide range of matrices. Written primarily for analytical chemists and environmental scientists, this book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in priority pollutants, from legislation issues to sampling, analytic techniques, and data management. Addresses the challenge of monitoring and measuring ever-increasing amounts of chemicals found in surface water, the levels at which they occur in the environment, and the variety of sources of the compoundsCovers all priority pollutants and hazardous substances, including emerging contaminantsReviews all current sampling and analytic techniques, including new methods under development such as sensing, capillary electrophoresis, and moreAssembles scattered information into one convenient resource, including legislation drivers for analytical methods and new management tools for data analysis"

Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation Volume 7

Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation  Volume 7
Author: Robert A. Meyers
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 675
Release: 1998-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780471166313
ISBN 13: 0471166316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With the growing concern over the environment, new industries and research areas have been developed to identify, monitor, regulate, and legislate environmental interactions as well as to determine and repair existing environmental damage. For both the expert and the newcomer, a quick, convenient, and comprehensive source is needed to answer questions on the rapidly increasing amount of environmental information. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation (EEAR) responds to this need by providing the reader with an in-depth examination of the environmental analysis and remediation fields in a single eight-volume reference source.

Occupational Health and Safety Technical Assistance Manual

Occupational Health and Safety Technical Assistance Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89069246585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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