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Main Title Investigation of surface films : Chesapeake Bay entrance /
Author MacIntyre, William G., ; Smith, Craig L. ; Munday, John C. ; Gibson, Victoria M. ; Lake., James L.
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Author Title of a Work
MacIntyre, William G.
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-670/2-73-099; EPA-15080-EJO; W74-08831
Stock Number PB-232 968
OCLC Number 01082967
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Plankton--Effect of water pollution on ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Estuaries ; Chesapeake Bay ; Fuel oil ; Motion ; Ocean currents ; Tides ; Remote sensing ; Gas chromatography ; Thickness ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Fatty acids ; Sampling ; Degradation ; Oil pollution ; Predictions ; Pesticides ; Plankton ; Oil spreading processes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 670/2-73-099 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/30/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-73-099 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/20/2012
EJBD  EPA 670-2-73-099 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-73-099 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/19/2019
NTIS  PB-232 968 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Experimental point source oil releases have been conducted in the Chesapeake Bay mouth area. Predictions of oil slick motion were tested, and slicks were sampled and analyzed to measure their aging rates over periods up to 32 hours. Remote sensing techniques were used to detect and measure the spreading rate of oil. Some laboratory oil film aging experiments were done to further document and elucidate aging processes. Results indicate a reasonable motion prediction, an explanation of the non-biological initial aging of oil films, and a fair corroboration of a theoretical oil spreading model. Indigenous surface films in the study area were analyzed for lipid and chlorinated hydrocarbon content. Hydrocarbons were 300-500 microgram per liter and fatty acids and esters 700-7800 microgram per liter in surface film samples. Chlorinated hydrocarbons were generally less than 100 parts per trillion in surface films, in contrast to some earlier high concentrations found in Biscayne Bay.
"EPA-670/2-73-099." Report prepared by Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia. Includes bibliographical references.