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Main Title Biodeterioration of Navy insecticides in the ocean /
Author Vind, Harold P.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mathews, C. Weldon,
Publisher Civil Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1975
Report Number AD-A007 568
OCLC Number 911402862
Subjects Insecticides--Biodegradation ; Marine pollution--Environmental aspects ; Biological decontamination
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  AD-A007 568 Microfiche collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/30/2015
Collation 9 pages
See also report dated Dec 73, AD-773 101. "Jan 75." "Date filmed 5-6-75 NTIS." "AD-A007 568." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Based on the results of previous effort in this investigation of the biodeterioration of insecticides in the ocean, it was hypothesized that the water-insoluble chlorinated insecticides are transported in sea water primarily by being absorbed in the fatty cell membranes of microorganisms suspended in the water. The hypothesis predicts that insecticides somewhat less fat-soluble than DDT will not enter the ocean food chain as readily as DDT. They would not be as hazardous as DDT and yet might be just as toxic and persistent. The hypothesis also predicts that insecticides in sewage can be removed with the microbial cells in a primary or secondary treating plant. At the Civil Engineering Laboratory several experiments are underway to determine the validity of the hypothesis.