Our Changing View of Contamination

  • Rodger W. Baier
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 9)


My years as a research scientist have encompassed industry, academia and now a government agency. I have had the opportunity to observe the general trends in pollution research in each of these areas and have a perspective that may be of interest to this conference. One of the testy debates between scientists, industrialists and enforcement officials dealing with pollution and pollution criteria is the definition of “zero” for specifying a contaminant in a “pure” product. The viability of such a definition applies equally to foods, drugs, the atmosphere and the marine environment.


Enforcement Official Azeotropic Distillation Butyl Lithium Pollution Research York Bight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodger W. Baier
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  1. 1.Ocean Sciences DivisionNational Science FoundationUSA

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