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Name: Water Pollution
ID: m41441
Language: English (en)
Summary: In this module, the following topics will be covered: 1) water pollutants and how they degrade water quality, 2) the lack of safe drinking water in some parts of the world , 3) sewage treatment 4) the difficult process to remediate groundwater pollution, and 5) solutions for the crisis involving water pollution
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Arsenic, Biochemical oxygen demand, Bioremediation, Bottled water, Combined sewer systems, Constructed wetland, Contaminant plume, Cultural eutrophication, Excessive plant nutrient, Hard water, Heat, Heavy metal, Hypoxia, Mercury, Nonpoint source (of water pollution), Oil spill, Oxygen-demanding waste, Pathogens, Persistent organic pollutant, Point source (of water pollution), Sediment, Septic tank system, Sewage treatment plant, Sludge, Solvent, Total dissolved solids, Toxic chemical, Underground fuel storage tank, Water pollution
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 4.0

Authors: Steve Altaner (
Copyright Holders: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (
Maintainers: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (

Latest version: 1.8 (history)
First publication date: Oct 19, 2011 6:51 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Mar 3, 2014 8:34 am +0000


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Version: 1.8 Mar 3, 2014 8:34 am +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Fixed glossary definitions of point source and non-point source of pollution

Version: 1.7 Mar 23, 2012 11:20 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
1) Fix links to Figures, 2) Fix printed size of images (MWL)

Version: 1.6 Mar 21, 2012 10:52 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
1) Bold Module title in "The Module Water Cycle and Fresh Water Supply (Section 5.2) described one aspect" 2) AND As discussed in Module Climate Processes; External and Internal Controls (Section 3.2) 3) fix capitalization of glossary terms. (MWL)

Version: 1.5 Jan 18, 2012 8:39 am +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Add Google Analytics tracking code

Version: 1.4 Jan 16, 2012 3:11 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
add summary and key terms; Remove number from title; fix headings; Remove numbers from Figure Captions; bold "Figure" in content. (mwl)

Version: 1.3 Nov 15, 2011 2:44 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
fixed Aquatic Dead Zones image (mwl)

Version: 1.2 Oct 31, 2011 10:43 am +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
added Altaner as author (mwl)

Version: 1.1 Oct 24, 2011 4:07 pm +0000 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Created module (mwl)

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