Water Resources and Pollution
Chapter 7 Water Resources Vocabulary
Chapter 17 Water Pollution Vocabulary
Point source pollution
Nonpoint source pollution
DO and BOD
Organic and inorganic chemicals
Fecal coliform test
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
Nat’l Pollution Discharge Elimination Sys (NPDES)
Raw sewage, raw sludge, activated sludge
Flocculation and Floc
Practice Questions (Ch 7 Q 1-7 and Ch 17 Q 8-15)
1. Return to Chapter 2 page 30 and review Table 2-1. Write down six of the major aquatic ecosystems and the major environmental parameters of each. 2. What are the lessons to be learned from the Aral Sea story? 3. Describe the hydrologic cycle, including each of its three loops (evaporation, surface runoff and groundwater loops)? 4. What is the water quality (purity) at different points in the cycle. Describe tow natural processes that result in water purification. 5. What are ways of desalinating water? What are the disadvantages of this process? 6. Describe how a Hadley cell works and why different regions of the world receive different amounts of precipitation? 7. Describe how water demands might be reduced in agriculture, industry, and households. 8. Define eutrophication (pg. 454). Describe the process of “Dead Zone” formation in the Gulf of Mexico and other natural runoff locations. 9. List some nonpoint sources of water pollution.
10. Describe how bed load and sedimentation can be a “pollutant”. 11. Use pg. 448 to 451 to describe the...