Currently, there are numerous industries that produce waste with high concentrations of heavy metals that can affect the aquatic environment. In invertebrates and other organisms, the accumulation of heavy metals in marine sediments causes them to pass through the food chain, starting the bioaccumulation of metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury, among others.
From a practical approach, the Marine Pollution Program presents a comprehensive analysis of the main problems of pollution that are affecting marine spaces. In reference to to physical contamination issues, existing theories and models of diffusion and the dilution of discharges into rivers and seas are addressed. In the discussion of chemical pollution, an overview of all chemical contaminants is carried out: hydrocarbons, pesticides, heavy metals, organic matter, etc. Finally, in terms of biological contamination, assessments and analysis of the major pathogens that can contaminate the environment are also studied.