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]

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

Learning Materials[edit]

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.


Pollution Remediation Chapters[edit]

Contaminant Sources[edit]

Stationary Sources[edit]
  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]
  1. Transportation & Shipping
  2. Livestock
  3. Wildlife
  4. Invasive species

Contaminant Fate & Transport[edit]

Contaminant Remediation[edit]

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


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Study guide:[edit]

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


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