Oil Pollution And Its Environmental Impact In The Arabian Gulf Region

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Author: M. Al-Azab
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080457802
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Oil Pollution And Its Environmental Impact In The Arabian Gulf Region by M. Al-Azab

Original Title: Oil Pollution And Its Environmental Impact In The Arabian Gulf Region

Situated within the richest oil area in the world, the Arabian Gulf represents a stressed ecosystem with scarce published data and environmental studies. The oil-related activities cause significant damages to different ecosystem components such as coral reefs, algal mats, mangrove and other habitats. In addition to the increasing potential of pollution and its adverse effect on the ecosystem, oil spills and relevant implications can severely affect the main source of desalinated water for the Gulf countries due to their limited water resources. Interest in pollution issues associated with Arabian Gulf has been growing in the last few years. These issues include identification and documentation of the major sources of oil pollution in the Gulf region, evaluation of the analytical methods used to identify the different types of pollutants, review of the recent advances in oil pollution impact treatment and prevention, develop stronger cooperation ties between interested members of the community, and encourage awareness of the oil pollution as a serious environmental problem in the region. This book compiles recent studies addressing the above issues grouped in four categories; monitoring and characterizing oil spills, modeling the fate of pollutants and oil slicks in marine water, environmental effects of oil pollution on the ecosystem components, and combating, prevention and treatment of oil pollution. * Studies oil pollution issues in association with the Arabian Gulf * Compiles recent case studies conducted in the Arabian Gulf * Addresses diverse topics related to pollution issues in the marine water in general and in the Arabian Gulf in particular

The Gulf War Aftermath

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Author: M. Sadiq
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401116857
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The Gulf War Aftermath by M. Sadiq

Original Title: The Gulf War Aftermath

In 1962 Rachel Carson warned of the consequences of man's pollution in her book Silent Spring, a book that some feel marks the real beginning of our environmental awareness. Silent Spring told of the consequences of our increasing pesticide use to birds. Almost 30 years after her warning, the western Arabian Gulf experienced its "silent spring" when approximately 100,000 to 250,000 waterbirds died, along with millions of other organisms, due to the massive oil spill that resulted due to Gulf war. The magnitude of our environmental problems has continued to grow during the last thirty years to a point where even the "doomsday" environmentalists could hardly have envisioned back in 1962. It seems the death of yet uncounted thousands of humans was not sufficient for Saddam Husain. His desire for power and infamy led him to unleash environmental war on mankind. At the end of the Gulf war he set ablaze the oil fields of Kuwait and released more oil into the sea than had been spilled at any time throughout history. These actions were despicable and an affront to civilized man. A quality environment should be a right of all mankind, and to wage war by deliberately polluting the earth cannot be tolerated.

Challenging Environmental Issues

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Author: Joseph G. Jabbra
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108776
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Challenging Environmental Issues by Joseph G. Jabbra

Original Title: Challenging Environmental Issues

This co-edited volume addresses the major environmental problems faced by seven Middle Eastern Countries and the region of the Arabian/Persian Gulf. Leading scholars and experts explore methodically the strains that afflict that region's ecosystems and provide solutions to their protection.

The Gulf War And The Environment

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Author: Farouk El-Baz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9782884491006
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The Gulf War And The Environment by Farouk El-Baz

Original Title: The Gulf War And The Environment

Images of the environmental disasters brought about by the Gulf War have been spread throughout the world via broadcasts by CNN and numerous other media, but the damage is more enduring than sound bites or feature articles can convey. "The Gulf War and the" "Environment" presents an in-depth analysis of the environmental disasters, their long-term consequences, and potential ways to repair some of the damage. It is essential reading for students, researchers, and other environmental professionals as a timely study of war's devastating effects on the environment. The Gulf War inflicted dramatic environmental damage upon the fragile desert and shore environments of Kuwait and northeastern Saudi Arabia. Coastal and marine environments experienced oil spills of more than 8 million barrels, which killed wildlife and damaged the fishing industry. In inland Kuwait, hundreds of oil lakes are scattered across the desert surface: these lakes emit noxious gases, drown insects and birds, and may seep to p

Adsorption Of Metals By Geomedia Ii

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Author: Mark Barnett
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080556567
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Adsorption Of Metals By Geomedia Ii by Mark Barnett

Original Title: Adsorption Of Metals By Geomedia Ii

Adsorption of Metals by Geomedia II serves as a needed resource for this topic which has received much attention during the past 25 years. The book provides an in-depth review of the field, followed by numerous chapters that document the current status of adsorption research for a variety of metals by geomedia ranging from individual minerals to sediments and soils. Adsorption mechanisms are detailed and precipitation is presented as a distinct sorption process. Virtually all factors affecting the extent of metal adsorption are examined, including the effects of selected anions, competition among metals, pH, metal concentration, loading, variable metal adsorption capacity, ionic strength, hydrogen exchange and stoichiometry, and solids concentration. A variety of adsorption models are briefly presented and some are used to extend laboratory studies to field sites. This is a compilation of 25 peer reviewed papers from among the 60+ platform and poster presentations of the symposium "Adsorption of Metals to Geomedia II" at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, March 27-29, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This symposium is a follow-up to the original held in 1996. * Learn the tools and techniques from leading academics and industry experts * One stop practical resource and guide for those in the field * Keep informed and up to date on all the latest advancements in technology

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