22 Determinants of Water Quality 1

22 Determinants of Water Quality 1 - Chemical Pollutants...

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Determinants of Water Quality
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1) Biological 2) Physical 3) Chemical Basic Types of Pollution
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Develops from microorganisms and their activities. Biological Water Pollution
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Physical Pollutants Heat ½ of water withdrawn in the U.S. Thermal Shock to organisms Reduction in O 2 content. Sediment Turbidity limits light penetration Particles carry contaminants
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Unformatted text preview: Chemical Pollutants Nutrients Pesticides Metals Salts Synthetic Organics Two Basic Avenues of Water Pollution Point source pollution Specific entry point Industrial discharges Sewage treatment plants Landfills Non-point source pollution Diffuse sources Difficult to trace, regulate Agriculture, Urban Runoff...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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