21 Water Quality Parameters 10

21 Water Quality Parameters 10 - factors such as pH and...

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The oxygen status of water determines the type of organisms aerobic or anaerobic High-oxygen Low-oxygen Oxygen status also impacts availability and toxicity of some pollutants
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Solubility The ease with which substances dissolve in water
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NaCl Na + + Cl - Na + Sodium Chloride is extremely soluble in water
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The solubility of other ionic salts varies KCl soluble CaCO 3 somewhat soluble HgCl 2 soluble PbCO 3 poorly soluble FePO 4 poorly soluble The degree to which contaminants can exist in water is often determined by their solubility Solubility can be influenced strongly by
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Unformatted text preview: factors such as pH and oxygen content HgCl 2 soluble PbCO 3 poorly soluble FePO 4 poorly soluble The form in which contaminants can exist in water is often determined by their solubility Solubility can be influenced strongly by factors such as pH and oxygen content Solubility Many toxic organic pollutants including pesticides, and industrial products are extremely insoluble in water. DDT Dioxins PCBs Ironically their insolubility in water is partly responsible For their persistence in the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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