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Main Title A reconnaissance survey for lightweight and carbon tetrachloride extractable hydrocarbons in the central and eastern basins of Lake Erie : September 1978 /
Author Zapotosky, John E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
White, W. Sedgefield,
CORP Author Argonne National Laboratory.
Publisher Argonne National Lab. ; For sale by NTIS,
Year Published 1980
Report Number ANLES87
OCLC Number 07184701
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Carbon tetrachloride. ; Extraction (Chemistry) ; Hydrocarbons--Purification.
Additional Subjects Carbon tetrachloride ; Extraction (Chemistry) ; Hydrocarbons--Purification
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TP156.E8Z36 1980 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/08/2007
ELAM  TP156.E8Z36 1980 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 04/20/2010
Collation xi, 150 p. : ill., graphs ; 28 cm.
Contract W-31-109-Eng-38. Prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-69).
Contents Notes
A reconnaissance survey of the central and eastern basins of Lake Erie (22,240 km/sup 2/) was conducted from September 17 to 27, 1978.^The survey provided baseline information on natural gas and oil losses from geologic formations, prior to any potential development of natural gas resources beneath the United States portion of the Lake.^Lightweight hydrocarbons indicative of natural gas (methane, ethane, propane, isobutane, and n-butane) are introduced into the waters of Lake Erie by escape from geologic formations and by biological/photochemical processes.^The geochemical exploration technique of hydrocarbon sniffing provided enough data to reveal significant distribution patterns, approximate concentrations, and potential sources.^Twelve sites with elevated lightweight hydrocarbon concentrations had a composition similar to natural gas.^In one area of natural gas input, data analysis suggested a potential negative effect of natural gas on phytoplanktonic metabolism (i.e., ethylene concentration).^Samples taken for liquid hydrocarbon analysis (carbon tetrachloride extractable hydrocarbons) correlated best with biologically derived lightweight hydrocarbons.