||Fates and biological effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic systems /
Giesy, John P. ;
Bartell, Steven M. ;
Landrum, Peter F. ;
Leversee, Gordon J. ;
Bowling, John W.
||Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, SC.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects--Models ;
Aquatic animals--Effect of organic pollutants on ;
Polycyclic aromatic compounds--Environmental aspects ;
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Mathematical models ;
Water pollution ;
Sewage treatment ;
Reaction kinetics ;
Laboratory equipment ;
Transport properties ;
Aquatic animals ;
Humic acids ;
Path of pollutants ;
||CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||xvii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This research project was conducted to test the hypothesis that fates of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in ecosystems can be predicted by mechanistic simulation models based on easily measured properties of the compounds in this homologous series. To accomplish this goal our research efforts were in four major areas: (1) development of a mechanistic, predictive simulation model based on kinetic rather than thermodynamic considerations; (2) development of analytical and quality assurance protocols for the extraction and quantification of PAH associated with biological and geological matrices; (3) laboratory studies to determine the vectors of and rate constants for uptake, depuration and biotransformation of PAH by aquatic organisms and sediments; (These studies also examined the effect of PAH concentration, temperature and other exogenous factors on rate constants and determined whether rate constants were first order.) and (4) a microcosm study to compare the results of simulation and laboratory scale studies to a larger scale ecosystem study.
"July 1983." "EPA-600/3-83-053." "PB83-250191." Photocopy.