Pollution remediation

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Runoff from an abandoned mine enters the Bucktail River in Idaho. The color is turqouise-blue stain from spoilings or tailings piles of copper ore.

Content summary[edit | edit source]

Remediation of pollution, or clean-up, may require the capture or containment of contaminants.

Learning Materials[edit | edit source]

This Laysan Albatross chick has been fed plastic by its parents and was unable to eject it, resulting in death by either starvation or choking.

Texts[edit | edit source]

Pollution Remediation Chapters[edit | edit source]

Contaminant Sources[edit | edit source]

Stationary Sources[edit | edit source]
  1. Septic Tanks
  2. Wastewater Treatment
  3. Solid Waste (landfills)
  1. Green Waste
  2. Livestock Excrement Piles
  3. Chemical Byproducts (fertilizers, pesticides)
  1. Combustion Byproducts
  2. Leachate from Contaminant Storage
  3. Offgassing / Volatilization
  4. Spills
Mobile Sources[edit | edit source]
  1. Transportation & Shipping
  2. Livestock
  3. Wildlife
  4. Invasive species

Contaminant Fate & Transport[edit | edit source]

Contaminant Remediation[edit | edit source]

  1. Absorption
  2. Absorption
  3. Filtration
  4. Distillation
  5. Cement and ImmoCem- waste conversion
  1. Botanical Uptake - Phytoremediation
  2. Fungal Uptake - Mycoremediation

Assignments[edit | edit source]

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Activities:[edit | edit source]

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Study guide:[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia article:Pollution
  2. Wikipedia article:Remediation

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