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Useful Book (areas: Ecology, Environment, Water, Preventing Pollution) entitled

:

Biological Effects of Surfactants.

Author: Dr. S.A. Ostroumov;

ISBN: 0849325269; 2005 edition; Publisher: CRC Press; 304 Pages.

Annotation; Table of Contents; Frequently Asked Questions ʹ see below.

20 keywords: book, S.A. Ostroumov, Biological, Effects, Surfactants, Detergents, Ecotoxicology,
pollution, water quality, environmental studies, environmental chemistry, freshwater, marine
ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, biotesting, bioassay, synthetic chemicals, pollutants, toxicology,
sustainability, water resources;

English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Ökologische Toxikologie, toxicologie écologique,
Toxicología ecológica, Ë · , Ë ;

Annotation: Understanding the role of aquatic biota and the impact of pollution and chemical

substances that enter aquatic ecosystems is crucial to the assessment,

prevention, and remediation of damaged environments.

Book ͞Biological Effects of

Surfactants͟ synthesizes the most important findings from hundreds of articles

and the author's current experiments on the biological effects of synthetic

surfactants and detergents on individual organisms, populations, communities,

and ecosystems.

This book offers a new perspective of the hazards of pollution.

The book draws upon concepts in hydrobiology, biogeochemical cycling, and the

assimilative capacity of water-beyond the self-purification capabilities of

bacteria and nutrient cycling-to examine the effects of anionic, non-ionic, and

cationic surfactants as well as detergent mixtures on a wide range of organisms

including bacteria, cyanobacteria, flagellates, algae, higher plants, and

invertebrates.

The author, a distinguished member of the Russian Academy of

Natural Sciences, establishes new quantitative characteristics of the effects
and presents study results reflecting newly discovered phenomena. While

proposing and substantiating new priorities and approaches for testing,

assessing, and characterizing the biological activities and hazards of

substances, he illustrates how the data obtained can be used to develop

effective environmental remediation and protection measures to improve water

quality.

Biological Effects of Surfactants lays an excellent foundation for

scientists to explore how hazardous wastes are absorbed in aquatic and

terrestrial ecosystems, determine what is required for remediation and restoring

water quality, and design the best approach to counteract the toxic effects of

manmade surfactants using biological methods, including phytoremediation.

About the book entitled 'Biological Effects of Surfactants [and Detergents: Ecotoxicology]'

in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese languages:

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6878_EcotoxicologyDetergents6language
s;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/45909268;

Book: Biological Effects of Surfactants

by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov.

2005; 304 pages;

Biological Effects of Surfactants

by S.A. Ostroumov

Biological Effects of Surfactants lays an excellent foundation for

scientists to explore how hazardous wastes are absorbed in aquatic and

terrestrial ecosystems.

Features:

Publishes new results from the author's research and gleans the most
important findings from over 20 years of research including 80 of his

articles;

Reveals new data on the biological effects of synthetic surfactants and

detergents upon organisms in aquatic ecosystems;

Obtains data useful for selecting relatively tolerant organisms for

purposes of bio- and phytoremediation and restoration of disturbed

aquatic ecosystems;

Contents:

Chapter 1: Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic Surfactans as Pollutants of Aquatic

Ecosystems;

Criteria and Priorities in Assessing the Hazardous Impacts on Aquatic

Biota;

Ecological Hazard and Ecosystemic Consequences of the Effect of

Anthropogenic Substances on Hydrobionts;

Biological Effects of Substances and the Need of Refining the Arsenal of

Biotesting Methods;

Substantiating the Need for Further Research into Biological Effects of

Synthetic Surfactants;

Ambiguity of Biological Effects Caused by Surfactants;

Pollution of Aquatic Ecosystems by Synthetic Surfactants [and detergents];

Synthetic Surfactants and Self-Purification of Water Including its

Filtration by Mollusks [bivalve molluscs, bivalves];

Chapter 2: Organisms and Methods.

Organisms: Substantiation of Choice and Aspects of Methods Used

Chemical Substances Used;

Chapter 3: Biological Activity of waters Contains Anionic Surfactants.

Biological Effects of Alkyl Sulfates. Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS);

Biological Effects of Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates (ABS);
Biological Effects of High-Polymer Synthetic Surfactants;

Chapter 4: Biological Activity of Waters Containing Nonionogenic Surfactants.

Biological effects of Nonionogenic Surfactants in a System With Bacteria;

Biological Effects of Nonionogenic Surfactants on Phytoplankton

Organisms;

Biological Effects of Nonionogenic Surfactants on Higher Eukaryotes;

Biological Effects of Nonionogenic Surfactants and Their Hazards to

Aquatic Ecosystems;

Chapter 5: Biological Activity of Waters Containing Cationic Surfactants.

Biological Effects of Ethonium;

Biological Effects of Tetradecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide (TDTMA);

Biological Effects of Benzethonium Chloride;

Other Data on the Biological Activities of Cationic Surfactants;

Chapter 6: Biological Effects of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures and Other

Preparations [including detergents and pesticides].

Impact of Aquatic Media with Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on

Hydrobionts: Earlier Works;

New results on the Impact of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on

Autotrophic Organisms;

New results on the Impact of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures on

Heterotrophic Organisms;

Assessment of the Biological Activities of Other Preparations and

Samples;

Chapter 7: Biological Effects of Synthetic Surfactants and Participation of

Hydrobionts [aquatic organisms] in Water Purification.

Self-purification of Water and the Role of Hydrobionts in Aquatic

Ecosystems;

Water Purification and Some Applied Problems;
Anthropogenic Impact on Hydrobionts: Assessment of the Ecological

Hazards;

Index.

ORDER NOW:

Biological Effects of Surfactants

by S.A. Ostroumov.

2005; 304 pages;

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/5898_FAQDetergentsSurfactantsRisk;

FAQ (Frequently asked questions) : how to use the book and relevant papers on detergents and
surfactants.

A book on surfactants and detergents (entitled: Biological Effects of Surfactants, publisher: CRC Press,
USA) was published, see:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/4528_EcotoxicologyDetergents;

Frequently asked questions on the book and how to use it.

Question: I bioassay chemicals. How can I use the book?

Answer: You will find some new methods for bioassaying (Chapter 2) and how to apply them (Chapters
3, 4, 5͙).

Question: I am involved in assessing environmental risk from chemicals, pollutants and xenobiotics. Can
I find useful things in the book?

Answer: yes, there are two useful things for you. First, you will find additional criteria for assessing
biological effects of chemicals, which helps to see some important new aspects of environmental
hazards and risks. Second, you will find new information that leads to seeing environmental risk from
synthetic surfactants and detergents.

Question: If I study and teach the issues of organic chemicals which are pollutants and xenobiotics, how
can I use the book?

Answer: in the book, you will find a new addition to the list of hazardous organic chemicals that pollute
the environment, and new experimental data in support of adding those chemicals to the list.

Question: Is the book relevant to some issues of water quality?

Answer: Yes, the chemicals that were analyzed in the book contribute to water pollution.

Q.: I study and teach plant sciences. Is the book of use to me and my students and co-workers?

Answer: Yes, the book contain new methods of bioassay of phytotoxicity, and many new examples of
discovery and quantitative studies of phytotoxicities.

Question: Which species of higer plants were studied in the book?

Answer: The author studied the seedlings of some angiosperm plants. Among them: rice Oryza sativa,
mustard Sinapis alba, buckweat Fagopyrum esculentum, cucumber Cucumis sativus, and some others,
e.g., Lepidium sativum, Triticum aestivum, Camelina sativa. Also, macrophytes Pistia stratiotes were
studied.

Question: Which species of algae were studied?

Answer: diatoms Thalassiosira pseudonana (= Cyclotella nana); green algae Scenedesmus quadricauda,
Chlorella vulgaris, Bracteacoccus minor; euglens Euglena gracilis, and some others.

Question: Were any species of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) studied in the book?
Answer: yes, e.g., Synechococcus; Anabaena; Cylindrospermum; Nostoc muscorum.

Question: Did the author study any species of bacteria?

Answer: yes, while working in the U.S.A., the author studied some marine heterotrophic bacteria, the
budding bacteria (prosthecobacteria) Hyphomonas sp. Also, photosynthetic bacteria Rhodospirillum
rubrum were used in som experiments.

Question: If a person is involved in aquaculture, will he find something useful in the book?

Answer: Yes, this person will find some new information in the book. In chapters 3 -6, the author
presents his new results - information about most important species of bivalves that are being used in
aquaculture. These species are edible molluscs of high dietary value - marine mussels and oysters.

Question: Are there any new innovations in fundamental science?

Answer: Yes, there are several such innovations. E.g., a basis is created for a new fundamental paradigm
on stability and sustainability in ecosystems - as exemplified by aquatic ecosystems.

Q.: I do my research on invertebrates. Also, I teach courses on zoology and animal science. Does the
book contain some new information in those areas?

Answer: yes, the book includes new data that were obtained by the author on several animal species:
aquatic invertebrates (mollusks and leeches). Unique new information is presented: how some
xenobiotics produce negative effects on behavior, feeding and other functions of invertebrates.

Question: Which species of invertebrates were studied in the book?

Answer: marine mussels Mytilus edulis, M. galloprovincialis; oysters Crassostrea gigas; freshwater
mussels Unio pictorum, U. tumidus; leeches Hirudo medicinalis; some other bivalves, e.g., Mercenaria
mercenaria;
Q.: My area ʹ aquatic ecology, both freshwater and marine science. In those fields, is there something
new and relevant in this book?

Answer: yes, the book contains some new data that were obtained when the author conducted his
research on freshwater and marine species. As for the marine system studied, the author did some of
his projects at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (U.K.), some universities on the Eastern coast of the U.S.A.,
and on the Black Sea.

Question: What is the opinion of the scientific community about the book?

Answer: There is a number of published reviews and evaluations of this book, as well as other books by
the same author. The list of those reviews is available at:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/45111401;

all of those reviews and evaluations are positive.

More info about the book, including how to look at some pages of the book, and how to order it:

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/4528_EcotoxicologyDetergents;

Some other relevant publications by the same author, online free, see:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/5152_TextsOnlineFree;

Other sites with useful info:

Ecology, Environment: New materials online free:

------Meeting Announcement and Call for Abstracts: 14th International Poster Session 'Ecosystems,
Organisms, Innovations-14':
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6258_PosterSession2011_February12;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/44668962;
------http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6882_scribd_fulltexts; The full texts
of the following papers were made available online free, (on Dec 26, 2010, at the web-site: scribd) ;

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http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7209_Ecology_Environmentmaterialsonli
nefree;

------http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7123_FAQ2BookBioeffects;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/46270956; Frequently asked questions, part 2. [About the book, Biological
Effects of Surfactants]:

------English to Arabic translation: in Arabic:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7050_Arabic_on_Detergents;
http://www.scribd.com/doc/46163174; About the book on ecotoxicology of detergents. Importance for
better management of wate...

------Opinion on and rating of Dr. S.A.Ostroumov͛s works: comments of experts, citation in scientific
literature worldwide. Updated January 2, 2011.
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011; http://ww...

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http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7039_Ecology_materials_on_site_scipeo
ple; THE LIST OF RECENT POSTS FROM THE PERSONAL BLOG AT THE PROFILE OF THE AUTHOR, in Russian
and English, January, 2011:

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http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7049_Overvieweffectssurfactantsdeterge
nts;Overview of new data on the effects of surfactants and detergents on prokaryotes, algae, flagellates,
vascular plants and animals;

------Ecology, Environment. List of publications by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov, translations into several
languages.
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6965_GermanFrenchJapanese; ** English
to French translation: http://www.scribd.com/doc/460...(Read more)
------English to German translation. 29 Dec 2010: the German translation of the list of publications see:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/46039376 Dies ist ein Computer-Übersetzung vom Englischen ins Deutsche.
The original list of references in English see;

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------Inhibition of water filtration and bivalve (mussel) suspension feeding by surfactants of 3
classes.http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6917_9LanguagesHydrobiol6;

Full text:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45958156;English,German,French,Spanish,Portugese,Dutch,Italian,Chinese,
Japanese: Abstracts and keywords (http://www.scribd.com/doc/45958910):

------On the book 'Biological Effects of Surfactants [and Detergents: Ecotoxicology]':
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/6878_EcotoxicologyDetergents6language
s;

Table of contents, comments in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese languages:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/45909268;

Book: Biological Effects of Surfactants, by Dr. S.A. Ostroumov. 2005; 304 pages; keywords:
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