International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge


Volume-3 Issue-12, December 2018




Title: DIFFUSION ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE (MERCURY) IN STILL RIVER USING ALGAE AS BIO-INDICATOR

Author: Jose Q. Candia Jr., Sheryl C. Patino & Nestle R. Amuray

ABSTRACT

Industries secured permit to operate and were granted of environmental compliance given the methods of waste disposal in their operations. However, eutrophication naturally occurred in the environment exposing the living to industrial wastes especially heavy metals such as mercury. This study used algae as primary social atom interacting with other social atom such as fish after diffusion of toxic waste like mercury in still waters. To describe the natural interactions of these social atoms, the researchers made use of complex adaptive system to simulate the real world where fish consumes algae and eventually fishes are consumed by humans. After 30 days period of interaction given the concentration level of mercury in still water at a given distance, results showed significant adaptation of fishes from “no mercury content” to “low and high mercury content”. Thus, posing environmental and health hazards to humans.


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IJIRK DESCRIPTION

ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access