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Acute Ecological Risk Assosiated with Soot Deposition: a Persian Gulf Case Study


Mukhtasor, M and Sadiq, R and Husain, T and Veitch, B and Bose, N, Acute Ecological Risk Assosiated with Soot Deposition: a Persian Gulf Case Study, Ocean Engineering, 28 pp. 1295-1308. ISSN 0029-8018 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0029-8018(00)00053-6


Many studies have been carried out in the past to provide solutions to the threat of chemicals to the ecosystem. However, the basic scientific capability to predict the risk of adverse effects on the ecological system has not kept pace with society's increasing demand for uses of chemicals. As a scientific methodology for quantifying the risk to the environment associated with exposure to chemicals, ecological risk assessment is increasingly important in environmental problem solving. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for conducting ecological risk assessment using deterministic and probabilistic approaches. A systematic discussion on elements of ecological risk assessment is presented. A framework of ecological risk assessment is explained with the help of the Persian Gulf environmental problem as a case study. The study was based on the output of a long-range transport model of soot deposition in the Gulf. Results of the assessment using the deterministic and probabilistic approaches are discussed. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
ID Code:66802
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2011-02-11
Last Modified:2011-02-11

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