Toxic Pollutants in China

Study of Water Quality Criteria

  • Zhenguang Yan
  • Zhengtao Liu

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Zhenguang Yan, Jiang-yue Wu, Xiao-nan Wang, Ya-hui Zhang
    Pages 1-55
  3. Zhengtao Liu, Zhenguang Yan, Xiaonan Wang, Jiangyue Wu, Xin Zheng
    Pages 69-127

About this book


The book presents some of the findings of research into China’s water quality criteria for toxic pollutants, including heavy metals, PAHs and emerging pollutant. Water quality criteria (WQC) are the scientific basis for establishing water quality standards (WQSs). For a long time, the study of WQC in China has been neglected, so that almost all of China’s WQSs were developed based on foreign WQC. This book provides valuable information for environmental management and revision of WQSs. It has been written for researchers and graduate students in the field of environmental science and risk assessors for chemical and pollutants etc.

Dr. Zhen-guang Yan is an Associate Professor at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Zhengtao Liu is a Professor at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences.


Heavy metals Species sensitivity distribution Toxic organic pollutants Water quality criteria ecological risk

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhenguang Yan
    • 1
  • Zhengtao Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessmentand Risk AssessmentChinese Research Academy of EnvironmentaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Research Academy of EnvironmentaBeijingChina

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