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Main Title Fate of Ocean Dumped Acid-Iron Waste in a MERL (Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory) Stratified Microcosm.
Author Brown, M. F. ; Kester, D. R. ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Narragansett. Marine Ecosystems Research Lab.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-806072; EPA/600/D-85/226;
Stock Number PB86-111580
Additional Subjects Iron ; Acidity ; Solid waste disposal ; Coasts ; Field tests ; New Jersey ; Plankton ; Ecology ; Decay ; Tanks(Containers) ; Exposure ; Microcosm ; Ocean waste disposal ; Marine disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-111580 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 34p
Field studies have provided information on the short-term effects of acid-iron waste disposal at a deep water dumpsite off the coast of New Jersey. To assess the long-term effects of the acid-iron waste, an experiment was conducted at the MERL facility (Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory) of the University of Rhode Island. The mechanism of iron removal was gravitational settling of the iron floc and not assimilation by phytoplankton and zooplankton species exposed to acid-iron waste. The results of the MERL tank experiment were consistent with field observations of an actual acid-iron waste dump.