Nutrients pollution of waterways added to Oxford Encyclopaedia

08-09-2017

Nutrients pollution of waterways added to Oxford Encyclopaedia

Nutrients pollution and eutrophication in waterbodies around the world is an international problem and a critical topic. Sustained human activities and interactions with the environment have altered nature’s nutrients cycles and caused contaminants to be excessively dumped into both surface and groundwater sources. And through it all, researchers, academicians, and professionals worked incessantly to understand the gravity of nutrients contamination, its challenges, as well as pinpoint sustainable solutions to mitigate the problems.

Global water expert, Mr Archis Ambulkar, recently made a vital contribution to the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia on the subject Nutrients Pollution and Wastewater Treatment Systems, published by the Oxford University Press. The publication offers readers a comprehensive overview of the topic, and discusses the scope and extent of nutrients pollution problems in the world.

The article covers the nutrients cycle in the environment, and micro- and macronutrients for aquatic vegetation growth along with the pathways for excessive nutrients dumping into waterways from various point and non-point sources, among others. Additionally, various types of the eutrophication processes and their adverse environmental impacts that include excessive biomass growth, ecological changes, aquatic life mortality, and more are discussed in-depth. Documented case studies and associated observations of polluted waterways from different parts of the globe are also reviewed.

The encyclopaedia publication further touches on topics like wastewater systems and their impacts on the nutrient pollution issues, examining wastewater generation sources, collection and conveyance systems, and industrial pretreatment programmes, among others. In addition, other detailed insights on topics like wastewater source nutrient reduction initiatives, point and non-point source nutrient pollution loads abatement, and innovative nutrient trading programmes are also included in the article. Furthermore, the article reviews past projects on waterways remediation, restoration efforts, as well as their subsequent findings.

 

This article was published with Mr Archis Ambulkar’s permission