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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biogeochemistry of Benzanthracene in an Enclosed Marine Ecosystem.
Author Hinga, Kenneth R. ; Pilson, Michael E. Q. ; Lee, Richard F. ; Farrington, John W. ; Tjessem, Kjell ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-CR-80-7795; EPA-600/J-80-387 ; ERLN-X24
Stock Number PB82-186321
Additional Subjects Benzanthracenes ; Estuaries ; Coasts ; Water pollution ; Carbon 14 ; Isotopic labeling ; Removal ; Sediments ; Carbon dioxide ; Metabolism ; Respiration ; Biochemistry ; Forest fires ; Polycyclic compounds ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Geochemistry ; Reprints ; Tracer studies ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-186321 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 10p
Carbon-14 labeled benz(a)anthracene was introduced into a large-scale marine microcosm containing an ecosystem functioning in a manner that was in many respects typical of the shallow coastal waters of the northeastern United States. The radio-tracer label made it possible to follow the removal of benz(a)anthracene and labeled metabolites from the water column, their appearance and mixing into the sediments, and the production of 14CO2 for 230 days. At the end of the experiment, 29% had been respired to CO2, while the remaining extractable activity (43%) was evenly divided between parent compound and intermediate metabolic products.