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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

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Published by Rahul
Water Pollution
Water Pollution

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Published by: Rahul on Dec 19, 2010
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Water Pollution
in H.K 
(stream and marine)
Water pollution occurs when a body of Water pollution occurs when a body of water is adversely affected due to thewater is adversely affected due to theaddition of large amounts of materials toaddition of large amounts of materials tothe water.the water.When it is unfit for its intendedWhen it is unfit for its intendeduse, water is considered polluted.use, water is considered polluted.
ain sources of stream pollutionand their adverse effects
 ±e.g. dyeing and tanneries factories(
), leathertanning(
), electroplating (
),power station
 Adverse effects
(chemical pollution)
-discharge chemical wastes(some are toxic) and heavymetal salts into the river-poisonous to fish-poisonous to man(through the food chain)
 Adverse effects
-(thermal pollution)
-Water withdrawn from the river to cool some industrial processsuch as that in power station and the hot effluent will raise the watertemperature-high temperature decrease the oxygen solubilityin water andresulting deoxygenation-upset the aquatic ecosystem
ivestock farms ±e.g. pig and poultry farms
 Adverse effects
-large amount of manure is disposed into the streamswith little treatment.-Unpleasant smelling gases: methane(
), ammonia(
)produced *affect the living condition of the nearbyresident-absence of oxygen causes aquatic organisms to diePesticides(chemical pollution)
 Adverse effects
-pesticides from farmland discharge into the river--poisonous chemicals sprayed to kill aquatic organism-poisonous to man

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