This is the first book that discovered the ecological hazards from synthetic detergents, washing liquids, shampoos and other foam-forming synthetic chemicals
Title of the book: ‘Biological Effects of Surfactants’; http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/2245_Ecological_hazards_from_synthetic_detergents_book_Biological_Effects_Surfactants
Author of the book: S.A. Ostroumov (affiliation: faculty of Moscow State University, Russia; the author is on Editorial Boards of scientific journals in seven countries of the world);
[the content of the book, in short: very new original data on ecohazards and ecotoxicology of surfactants, which are the major components of detergents, washing liquids; they pollute water]
Publisher: CRC Press. Taylor & Francis;
ISBN 10: 0849325269;
Publication Date: December 15, 2005;
Number of Pages: 304;
Availability: In Stock;
Binding(s): Hardback | Available in e-book;
# Publishes new results from the author's research and gleans the most important findings from over 20 years of research including 80 of his articles
# Reveals new data on the biological effects of synthetic surfactants and detergents upon organisms in aquatic ecosystems
# Obtains data useful for selecting relatively tolerant organisms for purposes of bio- and phytoremediation and restoration of disturbed aquatic ecosystems
Understanding the role of aquatic biota and the impact of pollution and chemical substances that enter aquatic ecosystems is crucial to the assessment, prevention, and remediation of damaged environments. ‘Biological Effects of Surfactants’ synthesizes the most important findings from hundreds of articles and the author's current experiments on the biological effects of synthetic surfactants and detergents on individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. This book offers a new perspective of the hazards of pollution.
The book draws upon concepts in hydrobiology, biogeochemical cycling, and the assimilative capacity of water-beyond the self-purification capabilities of bacteria and nutrient cycling-to examine the effects of anionic, non-ionic, and cationic surfactants as well as detergent mixtures on a wide range of organisms including bacteria, cyanobacteria, flagellates, algae, higher plants, and invertebrates. The author, a distinguished member of the RussianAcademy of Natural Sciences, establishes new quantitative characteristics of the effects and presents study results reflecting newly discovered phenomena. While proposing and substantiating new priorities and approaches for testing, assessing, and characterizing the biological activities and hazards of substances, he illustrates how the data obtained can be used to develop effective environmental remediation and protection measures to improve water quality.
Biological Effects of Surfactants lays an excellent foundation for scientists to explore how hazardous wastes are absorbed in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, determine what is required for remediation and restoring water quality, and design the best approach to counteract the toxic effects of manmade surfactants using biological methods, including phytoremediation.