Richard M. Gersberg

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BACKGROUND Cigarette butts are the most common form of litter, as an estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are thrown away every year worldwide. Many chemical products are used during the course of growing tobacco and manufacturing cigarettes, the residues of which may be found in cigarettes prepared for consumption. Additionally, over 4000 chemicals may(More)
A summary of all existing information gathered since 1980 on contaminants in bairdiella (Bairdiella icistia), or-angemouth corvina (Cynoscion xanthulus), and sargo (Anisotremus davidsonii) living in the Salton Sea is presented. Comparisons are made with an earlier analysis of contaminants in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus x O. urolepis hornorum hybrid).(More)
In this study, six mesocosms, including three subsurface flow constructed wetlands (SSF CWs) and three sand filters (without plants) were set up at the campus of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The objective of this study was to compare the removal efficiencies of chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrogen (N) and total phosphorus (TP) under batch(More)
The treatment efficiencies of floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) containing two types of macrophytes, Typha angustifolia and Canna iridiflora, were investigated in a pilot scale study in the tropical climate of Sri Lanka. In batch experiments, over 80 % of biological oxygen demand (BOD5) and ammonium (NH 4 + -N) removal was observed, while nitrate (NO 3 −(More)
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