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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 – 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, 生态毒理学, 生態毒性;

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

Surfactants” 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_EcotoxicologyDet
ergents6languages;

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.

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Biological Effects of Surfactants

by S.A. Ostroumov.

2005; 304 pages;

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

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_EcotoxicologyDet
ergents;

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, 5…).

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 – 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_EcotoxicologyDet
ergents;

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:

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Session 'Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations-14':
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1_February12; http://www.scribd.com/doc/44668962;

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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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mentmaterialsonlinefree;

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http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7123_FAQ2BookBioeffe
cts; http://www.scribd.com/doc/46270956; Frequently asked questions, part 2.
[About the book, Biological Effects of Surfactants]:

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ents; 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.Ostroumov’s works: comments of experts,
citation in scientific literature worldwide. Updated January 2, 2011.
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ation_January2_2011; http://ww...

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_on_site_scipeople; 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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urfactantsdetergents;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_GermanFrenchJap
anese; ** English to French translation: http://www.scribd.com/doc/460...(Read
more)

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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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renceEcosystemsOrganismsInnovations-12; Выпуск, который включает в себя
материалы 12-я международной сессии стендовых сообщений (конференции)
"Экосистемы, организмы, ин...;

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surfactants of 3
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esHydrobiol6;

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tch,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_EcotoxicologyDet
ergents6languages;

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: book, Biological, Effects, Surfactants, Detergents,
Ecotoxicology, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Ökologische
Toxikologie, toxicologie écologique, Toxicología ecológica, 生态毒理学, 生態毒性;

------Translated from English into German. http://www.scribd.com/doc/46334046;
Übersetzung aus dem Englischen. Häufig gestellte...

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part 2, on the book ‘Biological Effects of Su...

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FAQ part 2, on the book entitled ‘Biological Ef...

------http://www.scribd.com/doc/46327495; Translation from English to Swedish; FAQ
part 2: on the book: Biological Effects of S...

------http://www.scribd.com/doc/46327082; Translated from English to Japanese: FAQ
part 2. On the book ‘Biological Effects of ...

------http://www.scribd.com/doc/46319889; Editorship. Dr. S.A. Ostroumov Updated:
2011, January 5. Key words: editorship, edit...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46313965; Сергей (sergei) Андреевич Остроумов
(ostroumov) доктор биологических наук Научные ма...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46270956; Frequently asked questions, part 2. [On the
book, Biological Effects of Surfactants]: ...

Цитирование работ и публикаций д.б.н. С.А.Остроумова в учебных программах
(поиск в Гугл: Остроумов С.А. программа); выступ...

English to Hebrew translation see below; English title of the book: Biological Effects
of Surfactants. CRC Press. Pri...
Overview of new data on the effects of surfactants and detergents on prokaryotes,
algae, flagellates, vascular plants and ...

С.А. Остроумов (S.A. Ostroumov) Экология, Биология, Охрана окружающей
среды, Биосфера; материалы на сайте: http://scipeopl...

Opinion on and rating of Dr. S.A.Ostroumov’s works: comments of experts, citation
in scientific literature worldwide. Upda...

English to French translation. List of publications by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/46053706; Traduction...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/46052681; This is a translation from English to Japanese.
List of publications of Dr. S.A. Ostr...