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Main Title Great Smoky Mountains preliminary study for biosphere reserve pollutant monitoring /
Author Wiersma, G. B., ; Brown, K. W. ; Herrmann, R. ; Taylor, C. ; Pope, J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brown, K. B.,
Herrmann, R.,
Taylor, C.,
Pope, J.,
Wiersma, G. B.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.). Exposure Assessment Research Division.; Environmental Research Laboratory (Athens, Ga.); United States. National Park Service.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-072
Stock Number PB80-142201
OCLC Number 06173956
Subjects Biosphere ; Environmental monitoring--Great Smoky Mountains (NC and Tenn) ; United States--Great Smoky Mountains
Additional Subjects Biosphere ; Environmental monitoring--Great Smoky Mountains (NC and Tenn) ; Environmental surveys ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Soils ; Plants(Botany) ; Cost analysis ; Sites ; Concentration(Composition) ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Toluene ; Chloromethanes ; Ethyl benzene ; Phthalates ; Esters ; Sampling ; Field tests ; Chemical analysis ; Hexene/dimethyl
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/4-79-072 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/4-79-072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/07/2005
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-024 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-072 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-142201 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 47 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm.
A presampling of physical and biological media at preselected locations on the Great Smoky Mountains Biosphere Reserve was completed. The media collected, which included air, water, soils, litter, and various plant species, were used to determine elemental concentrations and to help in the design of an efficient and cost-effective monitoring system. The results showed that air concentrations of trace elements were below detectable limits. Indications of organic air contaminants were evident. A number of compounds such as zinc, toluene, and methylene chloride were found in water. In addition, dimethyl hexene, ethyl benzene, and phthalate esters are suspected water contaminants. Analytical results of the vegetation, soils, and litter showed a variety of elemental contamination. The concentration of lead in the litter layer at four sampling sites ranged from 246 to 469 ppm. These data, similar to those reported by other researchers showed that lead levels increased with altitude. Based upon a field sampling error of plus or minus 10 percent at the 95 percent confidence level, the number of samples required to satisfy this condition, based upon the samples/element combination, was calculated.
"November 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46).