Reviving China's Ruined Rivers

Karasov, Corliss
September 2002
Environmental Health Perspectives;Sep2002, Vol. 110 Issue 9, pA510
Academic Journal
Reports the water pollution in the rivers in China. Suitability of the rivers to the Chinese minimum water quality standards; Relation of the water conditions with the urbanization, population, and economic growth; Attribution of organic and inorganic pollutants from paper mills on the deterioration of water quality.


Related Articles

  • A Story in Numbers:Fighting Pollution.  // China Business Review;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p8 

    Presents several statistical information on pollution in China. Comparison of carbon dioxide emission with other countries; River water quality; Water pollutants and resources in selected countries; Sources of electricity.

  • The Muck Is Coming. Adams, Jonathan; Zhenru, Wang // Bulletin with Newsweek;9/25/2007, Vol. 125 Issue 6588, p104 

    The article reports on the rising pollution levels in China's lakes and rivers. It is stated that China's breakneck economic development has resulted in the world's fastest-growing toxic-algae problem, and that Algae blooms are making fresh water undrinkable. Particular focus is given to the...

  • The Occurrence and Spatial Distribution of Organophosphorous Pesticides in Chinese Surface Water. Gao, Jijun; Liu, Linghua; Liu, Xiaoru; Zhou, Huaidong; Lu, Jin; Huang, Shengbiao; Wang, Zijian // Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Feb2009, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p223 

    The organophosphorous pesticides (OPPs) contaminations have been reported to occur in some Chinese waters. To describe the contamination status and the spatial distribution of OPPs in the surface water throughout China, samples were collected from over 600 sites located in the surface water of...

  • Sources and transports of organochlorine pesticides in the Nanshan underground river, China. Alam, Md.; Daoxian, Yuan; Jiang, Yong; Yuchuan, Sun; Yong, Li; Xin, Xu // Environmental Earth Sciences;Feb2014, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p1977 

    Karst areas have much higher ecological vulnerability and are prone to be contaminated. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were detected in waters and sediment from the two sites of the karst Nanshan underground river system, China, to understand the sources and transport of OCPs in the...

  • Feasibility of Bacterial Technology for Treating a Polluted Urban Streams from the Perspective of Numerical Modelling. Yudianto, Doddi; Yue-Bo Xie // Polish Journal of Environmental Studies;2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p419 

    With the recent use of bacterial technology for the restoration of a polluted urban stream in China, this paper will show the general feasibility of such biological treatment from the perspective of numerical modelling. Based on the results, a low concentration of BOD5 can be achieved in shorter...

  • Seasonal variations of nitrogen and phosphorus retention in an agricultural drainage river in East China. Dingjiang Chen; Jun Lu; Hailong Wang; Yena Shen; Kimberley, Mark O. // Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Feb2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p312 

    The article discusses the implication of seasonal variation of riverine nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) on the development of strategy to combat pollution and eutrophication in ChangLe River, China. It notes that nutrient retention capacity in rivers varies due to hydrological, ecological, and...

  • Spatio-temporal variation analysis of hydrochemical characteristics in the Luanhe River Basin, China. Ying Xie; Xuyong Li; Huiliang Wang; Wenzan Li // Water Science & Technology;2013, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p1332 

    The analysis of river pollution and assessment of spatial and temporal variation in hydrochemistry are essential to river water pollution control in the context of rapid economic growth and growing pollution threats in China. In this study, we focused on hydrochemical characteristics of the...

  • Distribution and sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the surface water of Taizi River, Northeast of China. Song, Xueying; Hu, Xiaojun; He, Miaomiao; Liang, Rujing; Li, Yushuang; Li, Fengmei // Environmental Monitoring & Assessment;Oct2013, Vol. 185 Issue 10, p8375 

    Spatial and seasonal distribution and sources of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), identified as priority pollutants by the US Environmental Protection Agency, were investigated in the surface water of the Taizi River in Liaoning Province, northeast of China. Samples were collected...

  • Millions spent but rivers still dirty.  // Asian Pacific Post;3/20/2008, p26 

    The article reports about river pollution in China. A number of major rivers, such as Yamuna and Ganga, are still polluted despite the $ 2 million spent by the government to clean up rivers. Most of the money spent went to the cleaning of drains connected to rivers and creation of sewage...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics