Pollution: Non-Point Source

Authored by: Ravendra Naidu , Mallavarapu Megharaj , Peter Dillon , Rai Kookana , Ray Correll , W.W. Wenzel

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120017970

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Abstract

Non-point source pollution (NPSP) has no obvious single point source discharge and is of diffuse nature. Examples of NPSP include aerial transport and deposition of contaminants, rain water in urban areas, fertilizer, pesticide applications, and industrial waste materials.

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