||Fate of Ocean Dumped Acid-Iron Waste in a MERL (Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory) Stratified Microcosm.
Brown, M. F. ;
Kester, D. R. ;
||Rhode Island Univ., Narragansett. Marine Ecosystems Research Lab.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Solid waste disposal ;
Field tests ;
New Jersey ;
Ocean waste disposal ;
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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.