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Thermal pollution
causes a change in tempature of water
Organic pollution
provides to much fertilizer leading to overgrowth of aquatic plants
ecological pollution
may be increased due to human influences or disturbances in the natural ecosystem
Chemical pollution
Introduction of toxic substance
PH
Indentifies substances acid contents
Alkalinity
ability to neutralize acids
Hardness
amount of calcium and magnesium from rocks shells or bones
examples of thermal pollution
dam/resovoir turbines
Examples of organic pollution
fertilizer paper mills
examples of ecological pollution
volcanoes landslides windstorms
examples of chemical pollution
nuclear waste
acceptable ph range
6.5-9.5
causes of alkalinity
biocarbonate
problems with alkilnity changes
affects ph
causes of hardness
the calcium and magnesium from rocks
Thermal pollution
causes a change in tempature of water
Organic pollution
provides to much fertilizer leading to overgrowth of aquatic plants
ecological pollution
may be increased due to human influences or disturbances in the natural ecosystem
Chemical pollution
Introduction of toxic substance
PH
Indentifies substances acid contents
Alkalinity
ability to neutralize acids
Hardness
amount of calcium and magnesium from rocks shells or bones
examples of thermal pollution
dam/resovoir turbines
Examples of organic pollution
fertilizer paper mills
examples of ecological pollution
volcanoes landslides windstorms
examples of chemical pollution
nuclear waste
acceptable ph range
6.5-9.5
causes of alkalinity
biocarbonate
problems with alkilnity changes
affects ph
causes of hardness
the calcium and magnesium from rocks
problems with hardness
builds up on plumbing
Waste Water
Used water that needs to be cleaned
% water on earth
70%
Surface water
freah water that is above ground in lakes,ponds, rivers
ground water
water that seaps underground
watershed
the entire area of land that is drained by a river
nonpoint source pollution
Pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single spacific site
Point source Pollution
Pollution that is discharged from a single source such as a factory
Recharge Zone
The area of land from which the ground water originated
aquifer
Large amounts of water found in underground rock formation
% water used by industries
50%
% of water used by agrieculture
42%
% water used by residents
8%
% of water that is salt water
97%
% water that is freah water
3%
Examples of point source pollution
Waste water treatment plant
Examples of nonpoint source pollution
lawns, farms, highways