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Main Title Fates and biological effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic systems /
Author Giesy, John P. ; Bartell, Steven M. ; Landrum, Peter F. ; Leversee, Gordon J. ; Bowling, John W.
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Author Title of a Work
Giesy, John P.
CORP Author Savannah River Ecology Lab., Aiken, SC.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/3-83-053
Stock Number PB83-250191
OCLC Number 775469269
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects--Models ; Aquatic animals--Effect of organic pollutants on ; Polycyclic aromatic compounds--Environmental aspects ; Water--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Mathematical models ; Water pollution ; Sewage treatment ; Reaction kinetics ; Laboratory equipment ; Transport properties ; Aquatic animals ; Anthrocene ; Sediments ; Humic acids ; Clams ; Fish ; Sorption ; Benthos ; Hydrology ; Path of pollutants ; Ecosystems ; Benzopyrenes ; Microcosms
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-600/3-83-053 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ESAD  EPA 600-3-83-053 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/23/2011
NTIS  PB83-250191 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 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.