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Main Title Release of Polychlorinated Biphenyls from Contaminated Lake Sediments: Flux and Apparent Diffusivities of Four Individual PCBs.
Author Fisher, J. Berton ; Petty, Robert L. ; Lick, Wilbert ;
CORP Author Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. ;California Univ., Santa Barbara.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-807308; EPA-600/J-83-035;
Stock Number PB83-247445
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Sediments ; Diffusivity ; Flux density ; Chemical analysis ; Great Lakes ; Transport properties ; Concentration(Composition) ; Runoff ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Reprints ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Path of pollutants ; Water pollution detection ; Biphenyl/trichloro ; Biphenyl/tetrachloro ; Biphenyl/pentachloro ; Air-water interfaces ; Aroclor ; Micrososm
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-247445 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The release of four individual polychlorinated biphenyls (2,3',5-trichlorobiphenyl, 2,2',4,5'-tetrachlrobiphenyl, 2,2',4,5,5'- and 2,2',3',4,5-pentachlorobiphenyl) from heavily contaminated Waukegan Harbor, Illinois, USA, sediments was studied in a laboratory microcosm. Polychlorinated biphenyls released from the sediments to overlying water were collected on a polyurethane foam trap. Release rate was a function of sediment concentration, chlorine substitution pattern and degree of chlorination. Because of their small apparent diffusivity, PCBs in contaminated sediments are quickly removed from communication with overlying water if the sediments are not affected by physical resuspension, bioturbation or bioaccumulation.