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Main Title Determination of the Fate of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Natural Water Systems.
Author McGinnes, Paul R. ; Snoeyink., Vernon L. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ., Urbana. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1974
Report Number UILU-WRC-74-0080 ;WRC-RR-80; OWRR-A-045-ILL; W74-07827 ; OWRR-A-045-ILL(1)
Stock Number PB-232 168
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Photolysis ; Hydrosols ; Solvent extraction ; Carcinogens ; Particles ; Particle size ; Reaction kinetics ; Water analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Quinones ; Water pollution ; Benzanthracenes ; Benzopyrenes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-232 168 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 62p
The polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAH, are of current concern as water pollutants and potential health hazards. The presence of PAH in natural water systems was evaluated and an analytical technique for specific PAH was developed. It was found that the PAH are not soluble in water but they either are present as particulate material or as material absorbed on solid surfaces in natural water systems. The photodecomposition of two PAH, 1,2 benzanthracene, or BA, and 3,4 benzpyrene, or BP, was examined. This decomposition is relatively unaffected by water chemistry and will occur under solar radiation and in turbid waters.