New Microbiotests for Routine Toxicity Screening and Biomonitoring

Author: Guido Persoone,Colin Janssen,Wim De Coen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306464065

Category: Medical

Page: 550

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These papers are from the International Symposium on New Microbiotests for Routine Toxicity Screening and Biomonitoring - Development - Applications - Cost-effectiveness which was organized in June 1998 in Brno, Czech Republic. It comprises 60 original and peer-reviewed papers selected from over 100 oral and poster presentations given during this meeting by scientists from many countries worldwide. It features: overview of microscale bioassays with special emphasis on their application in various domains of environmental contamination; reviews on toxicity testing with microbiotests in a regulatory framework; description and application of microbiotests with lethal and sublethal test criteria, and of their sensitivity in comparison with conventional bioassays; reports on investigations with small-scale toxicity tests on natural waters, wastes, contaminated air, soils and sediments, specific chemicals and biotoxins; application of new microbiotests for mutagenicity and genotoxicity screening; and critical evaluation of the potential of specific microbiotests as alternatives to conventional toxicity tests.

New Microbiotests for Routine Toxicity Screening and Biomonitoring

Author: Guido Persoone,Colin Janssen,Wim De Coen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461542898

Category: Science

Page: 550

View: 7719

The determination of the hazards resulting from the accidental or deli berate contamination of terrestrial and aquatic environments is in most countries still lirnited to the detection and quantification of the suspected pollutants by chemical analyses. Such an approach is unfortunately hampered by the following constraints : the costs as weil as the technical difficulties of analyzing every individual chemical which may be present in the sampies, and the difficulty of assessing the hazards and risks of environmental contaminations from a set of chemical data. During the last decades the scientific and regulatory community has gradually realized that biological methodologies have to be taken into consideration for an ecologically meaningful assessment of the toxicological hazards of contaminants. Effect evaluations obtained with biological techniques indeed integrate the impact of all the contaminants to which living biota are exposed. Bioassays with selected test species representative for the biological commumtles of the environments under consideration, are now applied more or less regularly to determine toxic and genotoxic effects. Taking into account the species specific and chemical specific character of toxicity to biota, the necessity of a «battery of tests» approach with species of different trophic levels is currently also generally accepted and implemented. It is dear that a balanced partnership between chemical, biological, toxicological and microbiological analyses is always the best strategy for generating the broadest information base on environmental hazards.

Waste Treatment in the Process Industries

Author: Lawrence K. Wang,Yung-Tse Hung,Howard H. Lo,Constantine Yapijakis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420037153

Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 7998

Increasing demand on industrial capacity has, as an unintended consequence, produced an accompanying increase in harmful and hazardous wastes. Derived from the second edition of the popular Handbook of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment, Waste Treatment in the Process Industries outlines the fundamentals and latest developments in waste treatment in various process industries, such as pharmaceuticals, textiles, petroleum, soap, detergent, phosphate, paper, pulp, pesticides, rubber, and power. Comprehensive in scope, it provides information that is directly applicable to daily waste management problems throughout the industry. The book contains in-depth discussions of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends for the process industry. It includes extensive bibliographies for each type of industrial process waste treatment or practice, invaluable information to anyone who needs to trace, follow, duplicate, or improve on a specific process waste treatment practice. A quick scan of the chapters and contributors reveals the depth and breadth of the book's coverage. It provides technical and economical information on how to develop the most feasible total environmental control program that can benefit both process industry and local municipalities.

Rapid Detection Assays for Food and Water

Author: Stuart A. Clark

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854047796

Category: Science

Page: 243

View: 3840

Rapid Diagnostics Assays for Water and Food presents novel techniques used to detect harmful chemicals and microbial pathogens in foods and waters. The areas coverd include water microbiology, water chemistry, food microbology and food chemistry, which have both common and unique difficulties have to be overcome. The techniques employed range from highly efficient concentration and sample preparation methods, through cell culture to end detection. The detection methods covered include microscopy, biosensors, immunoassay, calorimeters, and molecular detection/identification.

Small-scale Freshwater Toxicity Investigations

Volume 1 - Toxicity Test Methods

Author: Christian Blaise,Jean-François Férard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402031199

Category: Nature

Page: 551

View: 6256

Providing information on biological testing, this volume contains 15 chapters on toxicity tests. It is suitable for technology transfer purposes, and to undertake practical toxicity testing.

Biodegradation and Persistence

Author: B. Beek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540680969

Category: Science

Page: 327

View: 7188

Biodegradation is a key phenomen among environmental processes. Low degradation rates lead to the persistence of chemicals in the environment and, as a consequence, to delayed or long-term effects, which may be even unknown by now. In this volume the editor has pulled together the newest results of research in biodegradation and persistence of potential environmentally harmful substances and the complex process involved. The main focus is on the microbial degradation, the evolution and predictability of the respective pathways and their impact on bioremediation. Additional chapters deal with sewage treatment plants, the impact of toxicants on impaired biodegradation, and with the need of a more realistic view on fate and behaviour of chemicals in the environment.

Environmental Challenges

Author: Shimson Belkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401143692

Category: Science

Page: 630

View: 4334

In the summer of 1999, an international group of experts convened in Jerusalem, Israel, in order to define the major environmental challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the new millennium and - where possible - propose ways of addressing them. Almost 50 selected articles are collected in the present book, which constitutes a striking interdisciplinary combination of state-of-the-art science with the latest views on environmental law, education, and international cooperation. Whilst a major fraction of the book is devoted to water-related issues (water quality monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, water-based international cooperation, and more), other sections deal with timely topics relating to air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, and education. The book is intended for environmental scientists, professionals, and students of all disciplines.

Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea

Author: Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm,Hendrik Schubert,Teresa Radziejewska

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400706685

Category: Science

Page: 683

View: 5507

This is the first comprehensive science-based textbook on the biology and ecology of the Baltic Sea, one of the world’s largest brackish water bodies. The aim of this book is to provide students and other readers with knowledge about the conditions for life in brackish water, the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and its environmental problems and management. It highlights biological variation along the unique environmental gradients of the brackish Baltic Sea Area (the Baltic Sea, Belt Sea and Kattegat), especially those in salinity and climate. pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#262626">The first part of the book presents the challenges for life processes and ecosystem dynamics that result from the Baltic Sea’s highly variable recent geological history and geographical isolation. The second part explains interactions between organisms and their environment, including biogeochemical cycles, patterns of biodiversity, genetic diversity and evolution, biological invasions and physiological adaptations. In the third part, the subsystems of the Baltic Sea ecosystem – the pelagic zone, the sea ice, the deep soft sea beds, the phytobenthic zone, the sandy coasts, and estuaries and coastal lagoons – are treated in detail with respect to the structure and function of communities and habitats and consequences of natural and anthropogenic constraints, such as climate change, discharges of nutrients and hazardous substances. Finally, the fourth part of the book discusses monitoring and ecosystem-based management to deal with contemporary and emerging threats to the ecosystem’s health.

Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change 2

A Handbook

Author: Frank M. Butterworth,Amara Gunatilaka,María Eugenia Gonsebatt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461513057

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 7448

Monitoring the environment is absolutely essential if we are to identify hazards to human health, to assess environmental cleanup efforts, and to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem. Biomonitors and biomarkers combined with chemical monitoring offer the only approach to making these assessments. Based on an International Association of Great Lakes Research conference, this book is intended for researchers who want to incorporate new and different technologies in their development of specifically-crafted monitors; students who are learning the field of biomonitoring; and regulatory agencies that want to consider newer technologies to replace inadequate and less powerful test regimes.

ATLA

Alternatives to Laboratory Animals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biological models

Page: N.A

View: 1933

Environmental Toxicity Testing

Author: Clive Thompson,Kirit Wadhia,Andreas Loibner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514470X

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 7562

As an integral component of environmental policy, it has become essential to regulate and monitor toxic substances. Past emphasis has been primarily on analytical approaches to the detection of specific, targeted contaminants, thus allowing chemical characterisation. However, toxicity testing or biological assessment is necessary for ecotoxicological evaluation, and this offers marked benefits and advantages that complement chemical analysis. Key issues to be addressed include identification of pertinent tests, reproducibility and robustness of these tests, and cost considerations.This book examines these issues and describes and explains the approaches that have been developed for environmental toxicity evaluations. Advantages, benefits and drawbacks of the strategies and methods are highlighted. Directed equally at ecotoxicologists, industrial chemists, analytical chemists and environmental consultants, this book is written in a way that will prove helpful to both new and experienced practitioners.

Archiv für Hydrobiologie

Supplement volume

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine biology

Page: N.A

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Environmental Engineering

Proceedings of the 2nd National Congress on Environmental Engineering, 4-8 September 2005

Author: Lucjan Pawlowski,Marzenna R. Dudzinska,Artur Pawlowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415408189

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 954

Environmental engineering protects the conditions of a safe environment, its role being crucial in eliminating ecological threats. It has an interdisciplinary character, utilising principles from biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics to neutralize pollutants in all facets of the environment. Environmental engineering deals with a wide range of technical and technological problems, including the design and maintenance of water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings. This proceedings aims to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering; to evaluate organizational, technical and technological progress in contributing to ecological security; and to determine the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account current political and economic conditions. Environmental Engineering is an invaluable source of information and ideas for the international environment engineering scientific community.

Surface and Colloid Chemistry in Natural Waters and Water Treatment

Author: R. Beckett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489925104

Category: Science

Page: 159

View: 6388

The discipline of surface and colloid chemistIy has experienced a considerable resurgence since the early sixties. This perhaps reflects a growing realisation of the wide applicability of modern colloid and surface theory to many important industrial, medical and environmental problems. This increased activity has resulted in a very complex and at times even confusing area of science being consolidated within a firm theoretical framework. The clearer insights gained into the underlying principles have no doubt acted in an autocatalytic manner to stimulate further interest in an expanding range of applications. A good example in the area of environmental chemistry has been the realization of the important role played by colloidal material and surface interactions in natural biogeochemical processes that has been the subject of increasing attention over the last few decades. This is well illustrated by the numerous studies carried out to elucidate the speciation, toxicity, transport and fate of pollutants in aquatic systems. In the vast majority cases these have clearly implicated some involvement of an aSSOciation between the of pollutant (e. g. trace metal, toxic organic compound or nutrient) and a colloidal component (e. g. particle, humic substance, foam). In order to understand these interactions fully and their effect on pollutant mobility it is important to develop a full appreciation of the surface chemistry of these complex systems. Australian SCientists have long been prominent in the area of colloid and surface chemistry particularly dUring the latter half of this century.

Annales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Management of Intentional and Accidental Water Pollution

Author: Gyula Dura,Veska Kambourova,Fina Simeonova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 355

View: 4025

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Management of Intentional and Accidental Water Pollution, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8-12 May 2005

Waste Management Problems in Agro-industries, 1998

Selected Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries, Held in Istanbul, Turkey, 23-25 September, 1998

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 391

View: 9662

The Journal

Water and Environment Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water-supply

Page: N.A

View: 1116