||Application of a hybrid compartmental model to the Neuse River basin of North Carolina /
Cooter, Ellen J. ;
Cohen, Y. ;
Hill, J. B.
||California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Environmental Risk Reduction. ;North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Neuse River ;
River basins ;
Water pollution monitoring ;
Air pollution effects ;
Ecological concentration ;
Environmental transport ;
Organic carbon ;
Suspended solids ;
Mathematical models ;
Hybrid compartmental model ;
Environmental fate ;
East Central Region(North Carolina)
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||14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The research reported here focuses on the application of a site-generic hybrid compartmental model to the multimedia distribution of Benzo(a)Pyrene under conditions typical of the middle portion of the Neuse River Basin of North Carolina. This initial application examines the pseudo-steady state distribution of chemicals in air, soil, water, suspended solid and sediment media and suggests how information regarding expected magnitude and uncertainty of chemical concentrations might be used in a methods development setting. Critical information needed for future methods and model development include knowledge of the organic carbon content of the suspended solids compartment, 'typical' as well as time varying patterns of riverbed sedimentation/resuspension, and estimates of the amount of B(a)P entering the Middle Neuse River from upsutream (far-field sources).
"EPA/600/A-98/117." "PB99-102220." Microfiche.