Ocean Dumping of Industrial Wastes

  • Bostwick H. Ketchum
  • Dana R. Kester
  • P. Kilho Park

Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Kilho Park, Thomas P. O’Connor
      Pages 3-23
    3. Peter W. Anderson, Richard T. Dewling
      Pages 25-37
    4. Harold M. Stanford, Joel S. O’Connor, R. Lawrence Swanson
      Pages 53-86
  3. Physical Aspects of Ocean Dumping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. James J. Bisagni, Dana R. Kester
      Pages 89-107
    3. G. T. Csanady
      Pages 109-129
    4. Takashi Ichiye, Masamichi Inoue, Michael Carnes
      Pages 131-159
    5. Vytautas Klemas, William D. Philpot
      Pages 193-211
  4. Chemical Aspects of Ocean Dumping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Dana R. Kester, Richard C. Hittinger, Prithviraj Mukherji
      Pages 215-232
    3. B. J. Presley, J. Scott Schofield, John Trefry
      Pages 233-246
    4. Claude R. Schwab, Theodor C. Sauer Jr., Guinn F. Hubbard, Hussein Abdel-Reheim, James M. Brooks
      Pages 247-273
    5. E. Atlas, G. Martinez, C. S. Giam
      Pages 275-293
    6. Iver W. Duedall, Frank J. Roethel, James D. Seligman, Harold B. O’Connors, Jeffrey H. Parker, Peter M. J. Woodhead et al.
      Pages 315-346
    7. Patrick G. Hatcher, George A. Berberian, Adriana Y. Cantillo, Philip A. McGillivary, Philip Hanson, Richard H. West
      Pages 347-378
  5. Biological Aspects of Ocean Dumping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Lynda S. Murphy, Peter R. Hoar, Rebecca A. Belastock
      Pages 399-410
    3. S. A. MacLean, C. A. Farley, M. W. Newman, A. Rosenfield
      Pages 421-437
    4. Donald E. Wohlschlag, Faust R. Parker Jr.
      Pages 455-471
    5. D. W. Lear, M. L. O’Malley, S. K. Smith
      Pages 485-502
  6. Future Prospects of Ocean Dumping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Dana R. Kester, Bostwick H. Ketchum, P. Kilho Park
      Pages 505-517
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 519-525

About this book


In recent years there has been an increased realization that the casual disposal of wastes can lead to a deterioration in environmen­ tal quality with substantial impacts on society. The management of waste disposal practices must consider the various alternatives of discharging and decomposing wastes on land, in the atmosphere, and in the marine environment. Up until 1972 ocean dumping was used increasingly to dispose of sewage sludge, industrial wastes, and dredged material. In subsequent years regulations were developed to reduce and minimize ocean dumping. These regulations were prompted often by ignorance of the possible effects of waste disposal in the ocean rather than by knowledge that such ocean dumping was detrimen­ tal to the marine environment or to man. The relationship between waste disposal and the oceans can be viewed in either of two ways. One may want to assure that waste disposal procedures do not alter adversely the marine environment, or one may choose to utilize the ocean as a waste depository to reduce the burden placed on the con­ tinental ecosystem and on the atmosphere. From either perspective it is essential that there be an adequate base of technical information to assess the fate and effects of wastes introduced to the ocean. A series of original technical papers has been compiled in this book to present some of the recent results of research on industrial waste disposal in the ocean.


Coast atmosphere ecosystem environment formation marine ocean plankton research

Editors and affiliations

  • Bostwick H. Ketchum
    • 1
  • Dana R. Kester
    • 2
  • P. Kilho Park
    • 3
  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.University of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  3. 3.National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationRockvilleUSA

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