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Main Title Transport of oily pollutants in the coastal waters of Lake Michigan : an application of rare earth tracers /
Author McCown, D. L. ; Saunders, K. D. ; Allender, J. H. ; Ditmars, J. D. ; Harrison, W.
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Author Title of a Work
McCown, D. L.
CORP Author Argonne National Lab., IL. Energy and Environmental Systems Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Div. of Biomedical and Environmental Research.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-230; ANL/WR-78/1
Stock Number PB-290 729
OCLC Number 24346122
Additional Subjects Lake Michigan ; Water pollution ; Transport properties ; Neutron activation analysis ; Isotopic labeling ; Water analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plumes ; Chemical analysis ; Dysprosium ; Samarium ; Samples ; Oil pollution ; Path of pollutants ; Water pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-230 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/20/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA/600/7-78/230 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-78-230 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
EMBD  EPA/600/7-78/230 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/27/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-230 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-290 729 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 104 pages ; 28 cm
A method was developed for tagging oily waste with dysprosium and the associated fresh water with samarium. Neutron activation analysis permitted determination of rare earth concentrations as low as 40 ng/l in 15-ml water samples. Shipboard sampling procedures were developed that allowed measurement of the three-dimensional distribution of the spreading wastes and associated water. The method was applied in two field experiments that involved tracing oily wastes and polluted water from the Indiana Harbor Canal (IHC) into Lake Michigan. For a summer, floating-plume experiment, about 1400 shipboard samples were collected. Employment of the dual-tracer technique led to the following results: (1) after artificial mixing into the water column by a passing ship, the tagged oil did not immediately resurface, and (2) there were no distinguishable differences between the movement of the oil and water over 4 km of travel. During a winter, sinking-plume experiment, 1200 lake-water samples were collected from a boat and from the raw-water intakes of Chicago's South Water Filtration Plant (SWFP). These data provided positive evidence of the intake of IHC effluent and oily waste at the SWFP. The different tracers for the oily waste and underlying water gave evidence of separate pathways to the SWFP, reflecting differing transport modes for surface and near-bottom waters.
"EPA-600/7-78-230." "November 1978." "ANL/WR-78-1."