22 Determinants of Water Quality 3

22 Determinants of Water Quality 3 - Chemoautotrophs...

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Clean Water Act: 1972
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Determining Water Quality
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Major Determinants of Water Quality and the Impact or Availability of Water Pollutants Organisms Solubility Oxygen pH
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Microorganisms Pathogenic – harmful Non-pathogenic - benign Determinants of Water Quality
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Autotrophic: produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules and an external source of energy. The Earliest Organisms
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Unformatted text preview: Chemoautotrophs, Cyanobacteria, Plants Organic = Carbon-containing Autotrophs – Plants, Algae, Cyanobacteria Produce complex organic compounds from carbon dioxide using energy from light . 6CO 2 + 6 H 2 O C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6 O 2 light simple inorganic molecule complex organic compound energy Primary producers – base of the food chain...
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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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