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How does physics relate to water pollution?

  1. Sep 23, 2010 #1
    How does physics relate to water pollution?

    Would this include the movement of ocean currents or sedimentation in water?
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2010 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Sure.

    Any other ideas?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2010 #3
    Um ok, can you explain further then?
     
  5. Sep 23, 2010 #4

    DaveC426913

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    It's your homework, you need to do the explaining.

    What kind of sciences might be involved? Organic chemistry? Inorganic chemistry? Fluid dynamics?
     
  6. Sep 23, 2010 #5
    well i'm supposed to be looking strictly at the physics aspect...that's where i'm confused.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2010 #6
    would tides somehow affect water pollution?
     
  8. Sep 23, 2010 #7

    Drakkith

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    I'm sure that somehow, somewhere, the tides are affecting water pollution.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2010 #8
    Do a search on the following

    Marine mass transport
    Ocean flushing times
    Coastal erosion
    D'Arcy's Law
    Fick's Law
     
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  10. Sep 24, 2010 #9
    Many years ago,as a student I spent six months working in the water pollution research laboratory here in the UK.The place was dominated by biologists and chemists but there was a small physics department where I worked.At that time the main work of the department was to develop,install and on site test new instrumentation primarily to measure and record dissolved oxygen and temperature levels.On average I was on site for half the week either by the sea or a river or a sewerage works.A wonderful job.
     
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