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Main Title Chemical Analysis of Surficial Sediments from 63 Illinois Lakes, Summer 1979.
Author Kelly, M. H. ; Hite, R. L. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Year Published 1981
Stock Number PB84-180876
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Sediments ; Lakes ; Water pollution ; Nutrients ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Illinois ; Metals ; Fishes ; State government ; Water pollution detection ; Heavy metals ; Chemical oxygen demand
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-180876 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 107p
Two hundred seventy-three sediment samples were collected from 63 Illinois lakes in summer 1979. These samples were analyzed for percent volatile solids, chemical oxygen demand (COD), nutrients, heavy metals and organochlorine compounds. When contrasted to other studies, Illinois lake sediments were relatively low in total Kjeldahl nitrogen, chemical oxygen demand and percent volatile solids. Most lakes exhibited fairly low metal concentrations. Organochlorine compounds rarely exceeded detection limits. A classification of Illinois lake sediments based on statewide mean concentrations was prepared. An attempt was made to correlate fish flesh concentrations with sediment concentrations. No simple linear relationships were discerned.