Yellow River Water Pollution

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Due to its importance in size, the Yellow River is still a key resource for the Chinese civilization’s development. Nowadays industrial, agricultural and residential areas increasingly contribute to water contamination. However, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the amount of these pollutants. Current interventions addressing pollution control measures depend on the area of location of the river. In this approach, as part of the environment management, chemical and physical tests were done in order to divide the river in small parts referred to as functions. The main characteristic of these zones is the pollutant discharge capacity, serving, as indicators of what kind of chemical are initially present in the water, and allowing to proceed with a specific remediating technique.

In the past, there has been an important
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(Chengat al., 2003) Function zones help for a more efficient and accurate collection of data. Using models such as the expert system would also help consider the social and economic systems specifically in urban areas. Collaterally, the expert system should be used with other models following the same procedure: prediction of potential issues, long-term monitoring and surveillance, crisis management and remediation. (Cheng et al., 2003) Ultimately, the objective would be to have this procedure applied through all pollution control measures and to have more public awareness on the situation.

Non-point source pollution control is another important factor to consider to properly address the pollution issue in the YRB. It has been determined that more pollutants come from runoffs through farmlands than through grasslands in the Yellow River Basin. (Ouyang et al., 2010) One way to control pollution is to apply long-term vegetation landscape patterns to retain some of these chemicals. Indeed this measure can help to reduce

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