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Main Title Automotive crankcase oil : detection in a coastal wetlands environment /
Author Tanacredi, John T.
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Stainken, Dennis.
CORP Author Hunter Coll., New York.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600-2-81-045
Stock Number PB81-171662
OCLC Number 20257674
Subjects Petroleum waste--United States. ; Wetlands--United States. ; Hydrocarbons.
Additional Subjects Lubricating oils ; Water analysis ; Ultraviolet spectroscopy ; Fluorescence ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Clams ; Oil pollution detection ; Sewage treatment effluent ; Water pollution detection ; Ultraviolet fluorescence spectroscopy ; Jamaica Bay ; Wetland ; Mya arenaria
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EIAD  EPA-600/2-81-045 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/18/2007 DISPERSAL
ELBD  EPA 600-2-81-045 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/23/1999
ERAD  EPA 600/2-81-045 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/08/1991
NTIS  PB81-171662 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 77 pages ; 28 cm
Samples from four sewage treatment facilities which discharge into Jamaica Bay, New York, were analyzed for the presence of waste automotive oil products. UV-fluorescence spectroscopic techniques were utilized to qualitatively identify waste petroleum hydrocarbons in effluents of water pollution control plants by comparison of sample profiles to profiles generated by standard reference oils. Within the Bay, surface waters and a benthic bivalve (Mya arenaria L.) were also analyzed for petroleum hydrocarbons using fluorescence techniques, and gas chromatography. GC-Mass spectroscopy was used to further aid in establishing the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons in the bialves. Synchronized excitation fluorescence spectroscopy was used in this investigation to confirm the presence of waste automobile oil in the environmental samples. Results strongly indicated the presence of hydrocarbons associated with waste automotive petroleum products in most of the extracts of effluent samples, surface water samples and bivalves.
"EPA 600-2-81-045." "March 1981." Cover title.