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Main Title Impact of High Chemical Contaminant Concentrations on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems: A State-of-the-Art Review.
Author Thibodeaux, L. J. ; Wolf, D. C. ; Davis, M. ;
CORP Author Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-810480; EPA-600/3-84-075;
Stock Number PB84-220292
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Hazardous materials ; Ecology ; Aquatic biology ; Earth fills ; Reviews ; Farms ; Organic compounds ; Storage ; Trace elements ; Pesticides ; Biphenyls ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Ions ; Metals ; Mathematical models ; Soil properties ; Fluid infiltration ; Permeability ; Ecosystems ; Chemical spills ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-220292 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 120p
The state-of-the-art of available methods for predicting the effects of high chemical concentrations on the properties, processes, functions, cycles, and responses of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems was reviewed. Environmental problems associated with high chemical concentrations can occur in soil and water at landfills; landfarms; spill sites; and sites where chemicals were produced, used, stored, or discarded. Considerable information is available on effects of trace chemical contaminants, such as pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and metal ions, in the respective ecosystems. Predictive techniques are becoming available to describe transport and transformation of such contaminants and, thus, their fate and distribution in certain components of the environment. Present predictive methods and models that trace transport and transformation of chemical species are based on 'natural' soil and water properties such as density, porosity, infiltration, permeability, viscosity, hydrophobicity, and diffusivity.