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FAQ (Frequently asked questions) on the book: S.A.Ostroumov.

Biological Effects of Surfactants,
publisher: CRC Press, Taylor &Francis, USA: how to use the book and relevant papers on detergents and
surfactants.

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

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

Book, environmental science, ecotoxicology, bioassay, biological, effects, surfactants, detergents,
mussels, oysters, plant, seedlings, algae, leeches, mollusks, prosthecobacteria, assessment, hazards,
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Frequently asked questions on the book and how to use it.

Question: Where I can read more about this book? Is some additional information available online?

Answer:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergei_Ostroumov/blog/7418_BookBiological_Effects_of_Surfacta
nts; http://www.scribd.com/doc/46613666;

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: 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.

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.

About the book, a comment received from Jorge Gutierrez (UNRC):

amazing, thanks.
Question: Is there a concise summary of the main discoveries made both in the book and in other
related publications by the same author?

Answer: Yes, the concise summary is available online free:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/51414359;

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;

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