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Environmental Pollution Studies$
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Gerry Best

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239239

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313035

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Measuring the quality of the environment

Measuring the quality of the environment

(p.112) 12. Measuring the quality of the environment
Environmental Pollution Studies
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on the chemical analysis of pollutants. It describes the analytical procedures for the measurement of suspended solids, turbidity, chloride, alkalinity, permanganate value (PV), dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and pH value in sewage effluent. The chapter also describes the methods used to investigate the extent of pollution caused by acid rain and snow. Finally, the chapter identifies the procedures for measuring particulates, acid gases and exhaust emissions.

Keywords:   pollutants, suspended solids, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, sewage effluent, acid rain, acid snow, acid gases

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