Chapter 1. Sources and Types of Pollutant, Why We Need Modeling, and Historical Contamination Events

  1. Frank M. Dunnivant1 and
  2. Elliot Anders2

Published Online: 15 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471758132.ch1

A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation

A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation

How to Cite

Dunnivant, F. M. and Anders, E. (2005) Sources and Types of Pollutant, Why We Need Modeling, and Historical Contamination Events, in A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport: An Integrated Approach with Chemistry, Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Legislation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471758132.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Educational Solutions, LLC, Mohawk Trail Regional School District, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 2 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471651284

Online ISBN: 9780471758136

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Keywords:

  • wireless communication concept;
  • communication channel;
  • channel transition matrix

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Need for Modeling of Pollutants in Environmental Media

  • Pollution Versus Contamination; Pollutant Versus Contaminant

  • Pollution Classifications

  • Sources of Pollution

  • Historic Examples of Where Fate and Transport Modeling are Useful

  • Environmental Laws

  • References