Ecotoxicology of Antifouling Biocides

Editors: Arai, T., Harino, H., Ohji, M., Langston, W. (Eds.)

  • Written by leading researchers of environmental problems caused by antifouling biocides
  • Includes extensive information concerning the fate and the effect of antifouling biocides
  • Reflects recent advances in understanding of antifouling biocides in the environment, including behavior, toxicity, biological impacts, bioaccumulation, and regulation
  • Provides readers with great insight into the chemistry and fate of these compounds in aquatic systems
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Organotin compounds, used as antifouling biocides since 1960, are chemical compounds that act as endocrine disrupters. It is not known how organotin compounds cause hormone disturbance, however, and many questions remain about their effect on aquatic organisms. Studies on organotin compounds have recently evolved, with many new findings reported. Following a worldwide ban on organotin compounds in 2008, alternative compounds will mainly be used, with the potential for coastal areas to become contaminated, causing, among other effects, cholinesterase inhibition in aquatic organisms. Use of alternative compounds must be controlled to avoid such errors. These and other findings are described and concisely summarized in this book, providing a useful reference in countries where alternative biocides are being considered. Included are studies on the effects on marine organisms, making this book an excellent aid to experts in environmental chemistry, to government organizations, and to students.

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From the reviews: “This timely, clearly written, and useful book addresses an important topic at the interface between commerce and environmental science. … All chapters are extensively illustrated and well referenced. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (N. W. Hinman, Choice, Vol. 47 (3), November, 2009)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Release Rate of Biocides from Antifouling Paints

    Takahashi, Kazunobu

    Pages 3-22

  • International Trends in Regulatory Aspects

    Senda, Tetsuya

    Pages 23-34

  • Global Contamination by Organotin Compounds

    Kannan, Kurunthachalam (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • Contamination by Organotin Compounds in Asia

    Arai, Takaomi (et al.)

    Pages 61-74

  • Behaviour of Organotins in the Coastal Environment

    Langston, William John (et al.)

    Pages 75-94

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecotoxicology of Antifouling Biocides
Editors
  • Takaomi Arai
  • Hiroya Harino
  • Madoka Ohji
  • William Langston
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-85709-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-85709-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-85708-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-99855-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 437
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