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ru/ksmk; Biological Effects of Surfactants (in English). CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p., tables. Bibliography on pages 203-243 and 250253. Subject Index: p.255-279. ISBN 0-8493-2526-9. ISBN 13: 9780849325267. Electronic book text: ISBN: 6610517002; ISBN 13: 9786610517008; Publication date: 15 December 2005; Award given to the book: Diploma of the Academy of Aquatic Sciences, awarded in 2006.; D:\2011\Biol.Effects.of.Surfactants\ Biological.Effects.of.Surfactants.Cover.Abstract.Contents.Reviews.Edt.docx Contents of this material: 1. 2. 3. 4. Who is using the book; Why surfactants? About the author, Dr. S. Ostroumov; More about the content of the book: 4.1. Abstract; 4.2. From the table of contents of the book; 5. Published reviews of the book (favorable);

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1. Who is using the book The book was bought by the key world libraries: Library of Congress (Washington, U.S.A.), Harvard University library (U.S.A.), MIT, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, University of California, Columbia, Cornell, and almost all other universities in the U.S.A. The book was acquired by the libraries of almost all universities as well as many governmental agencies in Canada, by the British Library (London, U.K.), University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College; National Library of Scotland; Trinity College Dublin; by a number of key universities in France; also, by the central library in Denmark it is included in 'Danish Collections (The National Collections)'. The book is in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zrich, Switzerland; University of Basel and University of Bern, Switzerland; the best libraries in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Italy, Finland, other key libraries of Europe. The book was bought by a number of universities in Australia, and all universities in New Zealand. It was acquired in Japan by the NACSIS (the National Center for Science Information Systems), a core research institute for inter-university information exchange in Japan. It was acquired by National Library of China; in the libraries of four universities of Hong Kong, namely HKUST Library (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology); CityU Library (City University of Hong Kong); CUHK (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Libraries; HKU (The University of Hong Kong) Libraries; in National Taiwan University Library and the libraries of two other universities of Taiwan. It is included in the library National University of Singapore, and other universities in Singapore. The book is in use in the libraries of three universities in New Zealand (University of Otago, University of Auckland, and Victoria University of Wellington); more:;; Examples of universities, libraries worldwide that acquired the book: Harvard University acquired and has in the library the book: Biological Effects of Surfactants by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov. key words: environmental sciences, ecology, biology, ecotoxicology, aquatic sciences, Stanford University, U.S.A.: Library acquired books authored and co-authored by Dr. S.A.Ostroumov. Ecology, Nature Conservation. Environmental Toxicology, Anthropogenic effects, Hazard Assessment, Ecotoxicology of Synthetic Chemicals especially detergents, surfactants. Citation. The book was cited by scientists of Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Poland and other countries:; more detail see a special section at the end of this file. 2. Why surfactants?

Surfactants were and in part are among the most dramatic enigmas and hidden villains of environmental science. Until this book was published, surfactants were wrongly considered as relatively non-toxic, nonhazardous chemicals. Surfactants are the key components of laundry detergents, detergents and washing liquids for washing many things: cars, dishes, pipes. Surfactants are the key components of body care products, shampoos. Surfactants are key components of foam-producing products. Surfactants are key components of waste waters of many industries. Until this book was published, surfactants were considered as relatively safe. Surfactants were considered as chemicals less dangerous than heavy metals or pesticides. The book by Dr. S. Ostroumov was the first monograph that changed that. The innovation made in the book: the monograph demonstrated that surfactants and detergents are of real environmental hazard. This hazard is more serious than it was thought before. 3. About the author, Dr. S. Ostroumov Dr. Sergei A. Ostroumov is an internationally known expert on environmental hazards from detergents. Member of 6 editorial boards of scientific journals in 5 countries. Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions. Authored, co-authored more than 100 well-cited publications. These publications include papers in journal Nature and other first-class journals, and more than 10 monographs. Some of his books were translated into 4 languages. Member of international and national professional societies, including the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Chair of the permanent organizing committee of a series of international conferences entitled Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations. Fulbright Award. The Kapitsa Medal for scientific discovery. He was invited to lecture in the U.S.A., Germany, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark. All about scientific results and activities of Dr. Sergei A. Ostroumov:; 4. More about the content of the book 4.1. Abstract: The book summarizes the 20-year research done by the author and over 90 author's research publications in many Russian and international editions as well as hundreds of publications of other scientists. The book contains new detailed information on the results of the authors studies of the biological effects of synthetic surfactants and detergents on autotrophic and heterotrophic, prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. The chemicals included (1) anionic surfactants, (2) non-ionic surfactants, (3) cationic surfactants, as well as (4) several types of detergents (chemical mixtures). The freshwater and marine organisms studied included: (1) Bacteria and cyanobacteria, (2) algae, (3) flagellates, (4) seedlings of higher plants, (5) invertebrates (mollusks, annelids). The results are discussed and analyzed in connection with: (1) new priorities in assessing the ecological hazards of chemical pollution and xenobiotics on the biosphere and hydrosphere; (2) studying water purification in aquatic ecosystems; (3) setting new priorities in the area of environmental protection. The book is of interest to scientists who conduct research in relevant areas of: ecology, limnology, oceanography, hydrobiology, environmental sciences, water sciences, geosciences, the science of the biosphere and global change, ecotoxicology. The book is useful to university professors, graduate students and educators. The book is also of interest to those who are involved in environmental management and assessment, environmental law and regulation. The book is also of interest to companies that make: (1) dispersants to clean oil spills, (2) shampoos, (3) laundry detergents,

(4) detergents for cars, (5) dish washing detergents, (6) the other detergents, washing preparations, and foam preparation. Opinion of Dr. Steven C. McCutcheon about the book, from his Preface: "I am pleased to have this opportunity to comment on the scientific leadership of Sergei A. Ostroumov. The book is highly recommended to those who are involved in studying ecology and solving environmental problems". Steven C. McCutcheon, Ph.D., University of Georgia (U.S.A.), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; President of the American Society of Ecological Engineering. 4.2. From the table of contents of the book: Anthropogenic Impacts and Synthetic Surfactants 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 (Aquatic Organisms); * Biological Effects of Substances and the Need of Refining the Arsenal of Bioassay 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; * Synthetic Surfactants and Self-Purification of Water Including its Filtration by Mollusks; Organisms and Methods: * Organisms: Substantiation of Choice and Aspects of Methods Used; * Chemical Substances Used; 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; 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; 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; Biological Effects of Surfactant-Containing Mixtures and Other Preparations: * 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 SurfactantContaining Mixtures on Heterotrophic Organisms; * Assessment of the Biological Activities of Other Preparations and Samples; Biological Effects of Synthetic Surfactants and Participation of Hydrobionts 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;;jsessionid=ShsQvSwphWQcI1uwtLXcmQ**; 5. Published reviews of the book (favorable): Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC / Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006, 279 p., ISBN 0-8493-2526-9. - SciTech Book News, 2006 (March), Vol.30, No.1, p.58; [ISSN 0196-6006] [a mini-review of the book; publisher: Book News, Inc.; 5739 NE Sumner St.; Portland Oregon, 97218, U.S.A. On the journal: Reviews of new high-level books in all fields of science. Encompasses graduate level texts, serious scholarly treatises, and professional references;]; Toderas I.K. (Academician-Secretary of the Department of the Biological, Chemical, and Ecological Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova), Ermakov V.V. (Professor, head of the laboratory, Institute of Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences). Novelty about ecological hazards of the chemicals that pollute aquatic environment. A review of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p.) // Bulletin of the

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Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Life Sciences. 2007, No. 2, p.169-172. ["The book is a new significant step toward better knowledge and understanding the effects of chemical pollution on the biosphere" (p. 172)]. Petrosyan V.S. Review of the book: Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Ecological Studies, Hazards, Solutions, 2007. vol. 12, p.117-119 (in English). Review of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. Bulletin Samarskaya Luka. - 2007. - V. 16, No. 4(22). - P. 864867. Review of the book: Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. // Problems of Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology. 2007. No. 2 (4). p.108. Review of the book: S.A.Ostroumov. Biological Effects of Surfactants (2006). - Ecologica, 2008. v.15, No. 51, p. 71-72. (ISSN 0354-3285; in English). Ermakov V.V. Review of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. Toxicological Review [Toksikologicheskij Vestnik], 2009, No. 2, p. 40 ( = .. . : Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. // , 2009, 2, .40). Review of the book: Ostroumov S.A. Biological Effects of Surfactants. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, London, New York. 2006. 279 p. Problems of Biogeochemistry and Geochemical Ecology. 2007, No.2 (4), 108. Review of the book: S.A. Ostroumov. Biological Effects of Surfactants (2006). - Ecologica, 2008. v.15, No. 51, p. 71-72. (ISSN 0354-3285; in English). ** 6 ** FAQ (Frequently asked questions) on the book: S.A. Ostroumov. Biological Effects of Surfactants, publisher: CRC Press, Taylor &Francis,;; ** the book in libraries of USA and many other countries:; ** the books of Dr. S.A.O. in the best libraries of more than 10 countries of America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world:; ** Books by Dr. S. Ostroumov: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Serbia, Russia ['Russian State Library Electronic Catalogue (OPAC)], Slovakia, Turkey, UK (British library); according to Gabriel, Gateway to Europe's National Libraries.; Additional sites on the book:

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ARTICLES that Cited the book Biological Effects of Surfactants:

** M.B. Yagci, S. Bolca, J.P.A. Heuts, W. Ming, G. de With. Self-stratifying antimicrobial polyurethane coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings. 2011. In press; doi:10.1016/j.porgcoat.2011.04.021. M.B. Yagci a, S. Bolca b, J.P.A. Heuts c, W. Ming a, G. de With a,a Laboratory of Materials and

Interface Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology,5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands; b Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET), Faculty of BioscienceEngineering, Ghent University, B-9000, Ghent, Belgium;c Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MBEindhoven, The Netherlands;; J. Snchez-Martn, J. Beltrn-Heredia, P. Gibello-Prez. Adsorbent biopolymers from tannin extracts for water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 168 (2011) 1241-1247. journal homepage:; Department of Chemical Engineering and Physical Chemistry, University of Extremadura, Avda. de Elvas, s/n, 06071, Badajoz, Spain;; ** F. Ferk, M. Misk1, C. Hoelzl, M. Uhl2, M. Fuerhacker3, B. Grillitsch4, W. Parzefall, A. Nersesyan, K. Micieta1, T. Grummt5, V. Ehrlich and S. Knasmller*; - Author Affiliations: Institute of Cancer Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria;1Department of Botany, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia;2Federal Environment Agency Austria, Vienna, Austria;3University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria;4University of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Vienna, Austria;5German Environmental Protection Agency, Bad Elster, Germany;The Biologist (Lima, Peru) 2010, 8:43-53. ISSN 1816-0719. ** EFECTO DE UNDETERGENTE BIODEGRADABLE EN AGUA EN LA REPRODUCCIN DE DAPHNIAMAGNA [=EFFECT OF A BIODEGRADABLE DETERGENT IN WATER ON DAPHNIAMAGNA REPRODUCTION] Castiglioni, M.1,2 & Collins, P.1,2; 1 Escuela Superior de Sanidad- FBCB- UNL. Cuidad Universitaria Pje El Pozo s/n, 3000 Santa Fe , Argentina. 2Instituto Nacional de Limnologa- CONICET-UNL. Cuidad Universitaria Pje El Pozo s/n, 3000Santa Fe, Argentina. ** J. Saudi Chem. Soc., Vol. 12, No. 4; pp. 489-514 (2008); SURFACTANTS PART 1:OVERVIEW ON THEIR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES. Hamad A. Al-Lohedan* and Fawzia F.Al-Blewi Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh-11451, SaudiArabia; ** Wilcoxon, J. P.1 and Abrams, B. L. 2 2010. Nanosized Photocatalysts in EnvironmentalRemediation. Nanotechnology. 51124.Author Information:1 University of Birmingham, Nanophysics Research Laboratory, Birmingham, UnitedKingdom;2 Danish Technical University, Department of Physics Nano DTU Center for Integrated Nanoparticle Functionality (CINF), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark;Chem Rev. 2011 Sep 14;111(9):5667-700. Epub 2011 Jul 11. ** Analytics of surfactants in the environment: problems and challenges. Olkowska E, Polkowska Z., Namiesnik J.Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), ul. G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland. ** J.Beltran-Heredia, J.Sanchez-Martn, C.Gomez-Munoz (University of Extremadura, Spain) Performance and characterization of a new tannin-based coagulant. Journal (open access): Applied Water Science.
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