Provides an extensive overview of all the most important aspects oflake monitoring studies describing methods of water sampling,analytical determination and data interpretation.
Now that all EC countries must receive the EC Directive on WaterQuality, there is a greater need to improve the quality ofmeasurements, both in chemical and biological fields and this bookdescribes the best practices in measuring water, quality, standardprocedures and quality assurance in relation to current legislationand guidelines.
The book provides coverage of:
? Abiotic processes and harmful substances in lakes
? Biocoenosis in evaluating the ecological status of lakes
? New lake monitoring techniques
? Quality assessment
? Managing of results
The book also addresses the most important problems currentlyimpacting lake resources:
? Water acidification and its impact on biodiversity
? The presence of endocrine disrupters
? The bioaccumulation of mercury in the food chain
This is an essential guide to the subject for postgraduate studentsin environmental science and analytical chemistry, laboratoriesinvolved in water analysis, industrial companies producing effluentand regional environmental agencies.
'Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring' is thefirst book in the Water Quality Measurement Series, which providesa comprehensive coverage of the analytical techniques used for themeasurement of substances in water, from sampling through tolaboratory analysis. The series aims to offer practical answers tospecific issues related to measurements of the water cycle quality,using a scientifically sound approach.
This is the second book in the Water Quality Measurement Series. Itfocuses on the analytical aspects related to epidemiology,toxicology, sanitary, engineering and plant technology to providean integrated and clear strategy for carrying out surveillance,quality control, prevention and remedial measures.
* Contains a significant number of tables, figures, colour andblack and white photographs and spectra
* Offers workable answers to specific practical issues using acomprehensive and scientifically sound approach
The issue of water quality monitoring is becoming a huge area as the EU requirements for cleaner water increase. On-line monitoring involves measuring a body of water constantly and in-situ as opposed to analysing samples in the lab. Currently filling the gap in the market, Wastewater Quality Monitoring: On-line Methods provides information on how to produce the best analyses of wastewater in order to meet the above mentioned requirements. This reference will prove invaluable to all local water companies, industrial companies producing wastewater, as well as environment agencies and researchers.