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Biomonitoring of Water and Waste Water

  • Anju Agrawal
  • Krishna Gopal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 1-13
  3. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 15-32
  4. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 49-57
  5. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 59-70
  6. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 85-92
  7. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 93-99
  8. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 101-108
  9. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 109-120
  10. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 121-133
  11. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 135-147
  12. Anju Agrawal, Krishna Gopal
    Pages 149-166

About this book

Introduction

Biomonitoring of water quality is very much essential for assessing the overall health of water bodies and safe supply of drinking water. The chemical nature of toxicant is highly dynamic in environment with time and space whereas biological system can integrate all environmental variables over a large period of time in terms of effect that can be easily measured and quantified. In view of the above, there is a pressing need to determine the water quality of natural resources as well as drinking water based on the standard protocols and guidelines from regulatory agencies.

It is clear that the synthetic chemicals are essential for our society to maintain the health and well being of the people. However, there has been a range of detrimental effects on human health and natural environment. In general, we need to improve our management of waste chemicals discharged into the air, water and soil environments. New techniques are needed to predict adverse effects before they occur and for the treatment of wastes. In addition, a range of social, political and economic factors will be needed to be taken into account in order to achieve success.

Keywords

Bioaccumulation Biodiversity Food chain Primary productivity Toxicity

Authors and affiliations

  • Anju Agrawal
    • 1
  • Krishna Gopal
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of ZoologyS N Sen B V P G CollegeKanpurIndia
  2. 2., Department of Aquatic ToxicologyCSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ReseLucknowIndia

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