Marine Organic Micropollutants

A Case Study of the Sundarban Mangrove Wetland

  • Santosh Kumar Sarkar

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

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The proposed book features a systematic and thorough treatment of the dominant persistent organic pollutants (POP's) encountered in the tropical marine environment of the Indian Sundarban mangrove wetlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chapters provide a comprehensive and realistic account of the world’s most hazardous organic compounds. Readers will discover a detailed account of the characteristics, potential point and non-point sources, analytical techniques and the ecotoxicological relevance of selected POPs, namely organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated phenyls (PCBs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These pollutants are of considerable interest because their exposure could cause immunologic, teratogenic and neurological problems in humans and other living beings. The book is intended to serve as a reliable and up-to-date reference source for students, teachers and researchers engaged in the field of chemical oceanography, ecotoxicology and pollution management. 


marine micropollutants ecotoxicology sediment geochemistry sunderbans mangroves organochlorine pesticides west bengal PAH accumulation UNESCO World Heritage Site low-lying coastal zones Persistent Organic Pollutants

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  • Santosh Kumar Sarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of Calcutta Department of Marine ScienceCalcuttaIndia

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