Ecotoxicology of Explosives

Un libro in lingua di Sunahara Geoffrey I. (EDT) Lotufo Guilherme (EDT) Kuperman Roman G. (EDT) Hawari Jalal (EDT) edito da Taylor & Francis, 2009

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A multidisciplinary team of contributors provides critical reviews and ecotoxicological data on the fate, transport, and effects of energetic materials (EMs), information which can be used in managing sites contaminated with munitions. The book characterizes the fate of explosives in the environment, then provides information on their ecological effects in aquatic, sedimentary, and terrestrial habitats. It examines the genotoxic effects of EMs and the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying their toxicity, and details the transformation and degradation pathways of these chemicals in the environment. It also gives practical recommendations on environmental risk assessment of EM-contaminated sites. Focus is mainly on peer-reviewed publications in the open literature, although technical reports are also reviewed. Each chapter has been evaluated by at least two external peer reviewers. The book is intended for readers at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as for a wide range of environmental professionals, including scientists, engineers, consultants, site managers, regulators, and decision makers at contaminated installations. Sunahara is a senior research scientist and the group leader of Applied Ecotoxicology at the Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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