APES: 9 Types of Water Pollution

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pathogen (examples)
viruses, bacteria, protozoans, worms enter by human/animal waste, disease causing agent
oxygen demanding wastes (examples)
animal and plant wastes, organic material broken down by aerobic bacteria over 5 days at 68 degrees,
water soluble inorganic chemicals (examples)
acids, salts, and toxic metals such as Hg and Pb
inorganic plant nutrients (examples)
nitrogen and phosphorous
organic chemicals (examples )
oils, gasolines, plastics, pesticides, cleaning solvents, detergents
sediments or suspended matter soil particles from erosion (effects)
reduce photosynthesis, carries pesticides
water soluble radioactive isotopes (example)
burning coal (biomagnification)
thermal heat from power/industrial plants (effects)
heat pollution lowers DO, alter rates of metabolism
genetic pollution/introduction of non-native species (examples)
zebra mussel in great lakes from ship ballast, caulerpa taxifolia from mediterranean
Example: e coli
pathogen
Example: dead fish
oxygen demanding wastes animal and plant waste
Example: cattle poop
oxygen demanding wastes animal and plant waste
Example: acids getting into the water through runoff from mines
water soluble inorganic chemicals
Example: salt getting into the water through salinization
water soluble inorganic chemicals
Example: toxic metals getting into the water through smolting
water soluble inorganic chemicals
Example: mercury getting into the water through burning fossil fuels
water soluble inorganic chemicals
Example: lead getting into water through paint, toys, gasoline (old)
water soluble inorganic chemicals
Example: nitrogen and phosphorous coming from fertilizer
inorganic plant nutrients
Example: oil made from highly compressed wetland plants
organic chemicals
Example: nuclear reactors
thermal heat from power/industrial plants