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Main Title Biogenic sulfur compounds in coastal atmospheres of North Carolina /
Author Hitchcock, Dian R. ; Spiller, Lester L. ; Wilson., William E.
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Hitchcock, Dian R.
Spiller, Lester L.
Wilson, William E.
CORP Author Hitchcock Associates, Farmington, Conn.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number PB285069; EPA-600/3-78-061
Stock Number PB-285 059
OCLC Number 52414061
Subjects Aerosols. ; Air--Pollution--North Carolina.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; North Carolina ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Aerosols ; Biological productivity ; Coasts ; Concentration(Composition) ; Swamps ; Estuaries ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Sulfates ; Sites ; Sampling ; Ocean environments ; Air masses ; Air pollution sampling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-061 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-061 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/22/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-061 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/24/2017
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-061 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 059 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 66 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Atmospheric H2S, SO2, and particulate SO4(-2), Na(+), C1(-), NH4(-), and NO3(-) were measured in two experiments on the North Carolina coast to determine the levels of biogenic sulfur species at marsh and estuarine locations where dissimilatory bacterial sulfate reduction produces H2S in local anoxic muds. The first (summertime) experiment demonstrated the occurrence of variable and high H2S levels--4-h means up to 80 microgram/cu m (57 ppb)--associated with low-tide mud exposure in a Spartine alterniflora marsh. Little or no SO2 was observed here, and little or no SO2 or H2S were observed at a background site 2.4 km distant. Biogenic sulfate in marine air masses ranged from 2 to 13 microgram/cu m, and was strongly associated with the loss of chloride from marine aerosols. Both H2S and SO2 were observed in the second (autumn) experiment at concentrations up to 7 microgram/cu m (5 ppb) (H2S) and 25 microgram/cu m (17 ppb) (SO2) at an estuarine site where anoxic muds are not exposed to low tide, under conditions which implied a biogenic origin, and the rapid conversion of biogenic H2S to SO2. Particulate excess (non-sea salt) sulfate and chloride loss from marine aerosols were observed at this site in continental air masses (marine air masses did not occur).
"EPA-600/3-78-061." "July 1978." "PB 285 059"--NTIS. Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-65).