The Fate of Particle-Reactive Contaminants in Shallow Coastal Environments

EPA Grant Number: R827785E03
Title: The Fate of Particle-Reactive Contaminants in Shallow Coastal Environments
Investigators: McKee, Brent , Powell, Rodney
Institution: Tulane University of Louisiana , Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
EPA Project Officer: Hunt, Sherri
Project Period: March 17, 2002 through March 16, 2003
RFA: EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: EPSCoR (The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)


This research project seeks to integrate information obtained from physical, geochemical, and remote-sensing measurements to better understand the fate of particle-reactive contaminants in a shallow coastal environment: Lake Pontchartrain, LA. The contaminants examined (e.g., Cu, Cr, Mo, Zn, Pb, U, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAHs]) represent a spectrum of pollutants that enter the coastal zone primarily as particulates (i.e., contaminated sediments). We will examine the fate of these contaminants on daily, monthly, seasonal, and decadal timescales.

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Supplemental Keywords:

monitoring, contaminants., RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Waste, Water, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, POLLUTANTS/TOXICS, Aquatic Ecosystems & Estuarine Research, Water & Watershed, Chemicals, Restoration, Aquatic Ecosystem, Fate & Transport, Monitoring/Modeling, Environmental Microbiology, Biochemistry, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ecology and Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, Watersheds, fate and transport, watershed management, water circulation, sediment transport, restoration strategies, particle reactive contaminants, Lake Pontchartrain, hydrology, watershed influences, integrated watershed model, aquatic ecosystems, environmental stress, coastal ecosystems, watershed sustainablility, source load modeling, ecology assessment models, ecological impact, ecosystem stress, ecological research, heavy metals

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