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What are types of water pollution?
There are 4 types of water pollutions. ~Toxic: - Chemicals that kill organisms - Fishing is banned when high levels are found - Examples:Pesticides and herbicides, gasoline, oil, household cleaning products, paints and solvents, battery fluid, industrial waste and DDT.. ~Sediment: - Dirt, minerals,sand and silt eroded from land and washed into the water - Reduces sunlight that can reach plants which provide food to underwater animals - Clogs gills of fish, smothers oysters ~Nutrient: - Too much nitrogen and phosphorous - Causes too much algae growth whish clouds water and limits sunlight from reaching plants - Causes by sewage plant overflow, leakage from septic tanks, factory discharge, fertilizers and animal manure ~Bacterial: - Too much bacteria in the water - Sources are sewage treatment facilities, leakage in septic tanks and animal manure
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List the major types of water pollutants suggest ways to reduce the level of each type of pollutant in a water supply?
Some of the major types of water pollutants are chemical pollution, nutrient pollution, and microbial pollution. Ways to reduce microbiological pollution are by having fac…ilities to clean the water. To reduce nutrient pollution stop using fertilizers and to reduce chemical pollution monitor companies more closely to stop them from dumping chemicals into the water.
Oil can pollute the water (you might not consider that an object) and when people throw trash in rivers or ocean or even lakes the water can be polluted.
1.)Human wastes such as feces and urine 2.)Industrial wastes such as oil. 3.)Chemical runoff such as fertilizer. 4.)Detergents
There are various types of pollution such as: air pollution - releases chemicals into the atmosphere; water pollution - waste water (sewage and chlorine) reaches the earth's s…urfaces which causes littering; noise pollution - which verifies aircraft noise, roadway noise and industrial noise; light pollution - increases over-illumination; and littering - the criminal activity of disposing man-made objects onto private property.
Water pollutants are any material added to water that makes it unfit for its intended purpose. In many cases it means the water is unsafe for consumption because of taste odou…r, biological problems or chemical toxicity. It can also mean the water is unsafe for irrigation because of salt content, unsafe for fish because of bioaccumulative materials or oxygen depleting materials or for industrial purposes for many other causes. In all of these cases the water must exhibit a high enough content of the pollutant to cause a problem, not just be present at a detectable level. Water pollution is a large set of adverse effects upon water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities. Although natural phenomena such as volcanoes, algae blooms, storms, and earthquakes also cause major changes in water quality and the ecological status of water, these are not deemed to be pollution. A: Water is polluted when it can not be used for what it was designated for. For example, if you cannot swim or fish in any water your government designated for swimming and/or fishing, it is polluted. A: Water pollution can also effect marine life by the animals ingesting the newly found chemicals and it pollutes our water so that we can't use it later. A: * Carbon dioxide and oil pollution are very significant. * Carbon dioxide dissolves into the sea water lowering the pH destroying the ability of corals to grow and mollusks to make shells. These are bottom of the food chain animals and impact all higher predators. * Floating oil impacts sea life like birds and mammals and the entire water column as the oil ages and becomes denser. * Sewage and chemical pollution can cause local impacts at ports and harbors but the vast bulk of the ocean is unaffected. * Plastic waste in the oceans is a huge problem. There is a huge whirlpool of millions of tons of floating plastic in the Pacific Ocean. · Water pollution is the biological method of polluting water. When you pollute water, it means to throw garbage or some type of waste into the water. It is illegal in most countries and you can get large fines for throwing in one thing that's not biodegradable · Comprising over 70% of the Earth's surface, water is undoubtedly the most precious natural resource that exists on our planet. Without the seemingly invaluable compound comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, life on Earth would be non-existent: it is essential for everything on our planet to grow and prosper. Although we as humans recognize this fact, we disregard it by polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Subsequently, we are slowly but surely harming our planet to the point where organisms are dying at a very alarming rate. In addition to innocent organisms dying off, our drinking water has become greatly affected as is our ability to use water for recreational purposes. In order to fight water pollution, we must understand the problems and become part of the solution. · Water pollution occurs when a body of water is adversely affected due to the addition of large amounts of materials to the water. When it is unfit for its intended use, water is considered polluted. · Two types of water pollutants exist; point source and nonpoint source. · Point sources of pollution occur when harmful substances are emitted directly into a body of water. The Exxon Valdez oil spill best illustrates point source water pollution. · A nonpoint source delivers pollutants indirectly through environmental changes. An example of this type of water pollution is when fertilizer from a field is carried into a stream by rain, in the form of run-off which in turn affects aquatic life. · The technology exists for point sources of pollution to be monitored and regulated, although political factors may complicate matters. Nonpoint sources are much more difficult to control. Pollution arising from nonpoint sources accounts for a majority of the contaminants in streams and lakes. · Many causes of pollution including sewage and fertilizers contain nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates. In excess levels, nutrients over stimulate the growth of aquatic plants and algae. Excessive growth of these types of organisms consequently clogs our waterways, use up dissolved oxygen as they decompose, and block light to deeper waters. · Pollution is also caused when silt and other suspended solids, such as soil, wash off plowed fields, construction and logging sites, urban areas, and eroded river banks when it rains. Under natural conditions, lakes, rivers, and other water bodies undergo Eutrophication, an aging process that slowly fills in the water body with sediment and organic matter. When these sediments enter various bodies of water, fish respiration becomes impaired, plant productivity and water depth become reduced, and aquatic organisms and their environments become suffocated. Pollution in the form of organic material enters waterways in many different forms as sewage, as leaves and grass clippings, or as runoff from livestock feedlots and pastures. When natural bacteria and protozoan in the water break down this organic material, they begin to use up the oxygen dissolved in the water. Many types of fish and bottom-dwelling animals cannot survive when levels of dissolved oxygen drop below two to five parts per million. When this occurs, it kills aquatic organisms in large numbers which leads to disruptions in the food chain. · Pathogens are another type of pollution that prove very harmful. They can cause many illnesses that range from typhoid and dysentery to minor respiratory and skin diseases. Pathogens include such organisms as bacteria, viruses, and protozoan. These pollutants enter waterways through untreated sewage, storm drains, septic tanks, runoff from farms, and particularly boats that dump sewage. Though microscopic, these pollutants have a tremendous effect evidenced by their ability to cause sickness. · Petroleum often pollutes water bodies in the form of oil, resulting from oil spills. These large-scale accidental discharges of petroleum are an important cause of pollution along shore lines. Besides the supertankers, off-shore drilling operations contribute a large share of pollution. One estimate is that one ton of oil is spilled for every million tons of oil transported. This is equal to about 0.0001 percent. · Radioactive substances are produced in the form of waste from nuclear power plants, and from the industrial, medical, and scientific use of radioactive materials. Specific forms of waste are uranium and thorium mining and refining. · The last form of water pollution is heat. Heat is a pollutant because increased temperatures result in the deaths of many aquatic organisms. These decreases in temperatures are caused when a discharge of cooling water by factories and power plants occurs. · Did you know that flushing wipes down the toilet can cause problems in the City's sewer system? Even wipes (such as sanitary wipes, household cleaning wipes, baby wipes, etc.) that are labeled "flushable" clog the sewer system, contributing to costly cleanups. · Humans greatly affect the environment. People will either be heroes or villains of Mother Nature. Toxic substances, algal bloom, sedimentation are all end results of human activities. These pollutants are not the real evils of water pollution but the people behind every wrong disposal and negligence. Unless man realizes that it is not the prohibition of pollutants nor banning industrial productions that should be changed but the behavior and attitude he possesses towards his environment, the rivers, lakes, and other water systems have no hope to be saved. Water pollution is the presence of any material in the water that is harmful to plants or animals, or affects its taste and odor, or detracts from any use that can be made of it. Contaminated water whether from chemical, particulate or bacterial matter that degrades the water quality and water purity. Water pollution can occur in oceans, rivers, lakes and underground reservoirs. Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities, which can be harmful to organisms and plants which live in these water bodies.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as …noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. The Blacksmith Institute issues an annual list of the world's worst polluted places. In the 2007 issues the ten top nominees are located in Azerbaijan, China, India, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Zambia. Forms of pollution The major forms of pollution are listed below along with the particular contaminant relevant to each of them: Air pollution:- the release of chemicals and particulates into the atmosphere. Common gaseous pollutants include carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide,chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and nitrogen oxides produced by industry and motor vehicles. Photochemical ozone and smog are created as nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons react to sunlight. Particulate matter, or fine dust is characterized by their micrometre size PM10 to PM2.5. Light pollution:- includes light trespass, over-illumination and astronomical interference. Littering:- the criminal throwing of inappropriate man-made objects, unremoved, onto public and private properties. Noise pollution:- which encompasses roadway noise, aircraft noise, industrial noise as well as high-intensity sonar. Soil contamination occurs when chemicals are released by spill or underground leakage. Among the most significant soil contaminants arehydrocarbons, heavy metals, MTBE, herbicides, pesticides and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Radioactive contamination, resulting from 20th century activities in atomic physics, such as nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons research, manufacture and deployment. (See alpha emitters and actinides in the environment.) Thermal pollution, is a temperature change in natural water bodies caused by human influence, such as use of water as coolant in a power plant. Visual pollution, which can refer to the presence of overhead power lines, motorway billboards, scarred landforms (as from strip mining), open storage of trash, municipal solid waste or space debris. Water pollution, by the discharge of wastewater from commercial and industrial waste (intentionally or through spills) into surface waters; discharges of untreated domestic sewage, and chemical contaminants, such as chlorine, from treated sewage; release of waste and contaminants into surface runoffflowing to surface waters (including urban runoff and agricultural runoff, which may contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides); waste disposal and leaching into groundwater; eutrophication and littering.
No, water pollution is in our rivers and oceans, atmospheric pollution is gas and other contaminants up in the air.
Well there are many ways it can be polluted. Such as that, it occurs sometimes because of our human activities. Causes that are so little to notice, makes a big difference in …the marine ecosystems. How water is polluted because of oilspills, may be some species that also pollute the water with their wastes. When you litter on the street, it gets caught in the drains and out to the sea. Disgusting things can effect our sea and oceans. So next time, if you see someone litter tell them to pick it up. Your helping the enviroment.
It gets polluted by acid rain, oil spills, litter, insecticide mixing with fertilizers etc. 1. The emission of waste heat from an electric generating station into a lake, ca…using common change through their stress. 2. the discharge of nutrients containing sewer wastes, in a water body causing eutrophication. Uncontrolled algae growth Phosphorus pollution Sources of pollution are storm water runoffs, combined sewer overflows, sanitary sewer overflows, failed septic tanks, leaking oil storage tanks, and more. 1. Illegal dumping of industrial waste 2. Rainwater or snowmelt that runs over the land, picking up pesticides, and fertilizers; called runoff 3. Used water from people's homes and communities; called wastewater All of the above. There are several things that can pollute water, from the sewage of your drains to the major oil spills around the world. Some examples may be wastewater, which is water that contains waste products from washing dishes, clothes, or a factory that uses water to clean its facilities or make products. Rain washes off the oil that cars drop on the roads. This runs into gutters and then into waterways. Water pollution may be both natural or man-made. Obviously man-made water pollution is more significant. Natural Water pollution; As water flows down a slope (such as a river) it drags with it all kinds of impurities. These impurities can be heavy metals (such as Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium and Mercury) or soluble impurities (such as Magnesium sulfate or calcium sulfate). These substances are naturally found in the soil. Water can also be polluted because of substance being released from a nearby volcano. An example is the Anchorage volcano of Alaska which releases huge amounts of Sulfur in the water bodies. As a result the water becomes extremely acidic (due to the formation of sulfuric acid) - this is detrimental to aquatic life. Pollution due to man-made activities; One form is to aggravate the natural discharge of heavy metals and other impurities. By working with the soil close to water bodies, the harmful discharge is accelerated. Example of "working close to water-bodies" leading to pollution is the extraction of Gold) Acid rain are caused due to man-made activities. They cause the acidification of water. Discharge of water mixed with various detergents from industries and homes. Discharge of dirty water from industries add impurities and heavy metals (especially from dye-industries). Untreated sewage water (from septic tanks) leeks into water bodies. Excess fertilizers leech into water bodies. This promotes the excessive growth of algae (known as algae-bloom). The algae uses excessive oxygen causing other aquatic organisms to suffocate and die. Aerobic bacteria act on the dead organism and further depletes the oxygen content of the water body. Finally the algae also suffocates leading to a lifeless and polluted water body. This is what I learnt, , Arshad.
In few words pollution is just destroying natural environment.they are of different types.air pollution,water pollution,sound pollution,soil pollution and so on.......
1. Industrial waste (dyes, grease, very hot water, etc.) 2. Human caused air pollution that then mixes with water vapor and falls in water form (acid rain) 3. Accide…nts (oil spills, cars falling into rivers, etc.) 4. Peeing
the most common type of water pollution is storm run-off.
Thermal pollution results from adding heated water to a watercourse. Thermal pollution encourages the growth of some aquatic organisms over others (e.g. trout need colder wa…ter than carp) and reduces the oxygen content of the water so that only more resistant life forms can live in the water.