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Main Title Effects of mineral acid deposition on concentrations of dissolved organic acids in surface waters /
Author Marmorek, David R. ; Bernard, D. P. ; Jones, M. L. ; Rattie, L. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bernard, D. P.
Jones, M. L.
Rattie, L. P.
CORP Author Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd., Vancouver (British Columbia). ;Northrop Services, Inc./Environmental Sciences, Corvallis, OR. ;Kilkelly Environmental Associates, Inc., Raleigh, NC.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/3-88/022; EPA-68-03-3246; EPA-68-03-3439
Stock Number PB88-235528
Subjects Acid deposition--United States--Measurement ; Acid deposition--Measurement
Additional Subjects Aquatic biology ; Inorganic acids ; Lakes ; Organic acids ; Toxicity ; Deposition ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Acid rain ; Surface waters
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-235528 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 120 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Data have accumulated in recent years from a variety of sources suggesting that concentrations of organic acids may have decreased in surface waters in response to increased mineral acidity. These include laboratory studies, paleoecological investigations, theoretical considerations, and limited field observations of temporal and spatial trends in lakewater chemistry. Failure to consider the suspected changes in organics could result in overestimation of both past and future changes in acid neutralizing capacity and pH in response to changes in acidic deposition. The paper presents a review of current research on possible changes in surface water organic acid concentrations with changes in mineral acidity. The review examines data whereby organic acids might change in response to acidification. It also discusses potential chemical, physical, and biological effects of reduced DOC, and summarizes important research needs.
"July 1988." "EPA/600/3-88/022." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.