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Main Title Oxidation of organic matter in sediments /
Author Pamatmat, Mario Macalalag, ; Jones, R. Stephen ; Sanborn, Herbert ; Bhagwat., Ashok
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jones, R. Stephen,
Sanborn, Herbert,
Bhagwat, Ashok,
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Oceanography.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-660/3-73-005; EPA-16070-EXZ; W74-06528
Stock Number PB-231 248
OCLC Number 01004237
Subjects Benthos. ; Marine sediments. ; Organic water pollutants. ; Biochemical oxygen demand.
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Organic wastes ; Detritus ; Aerobic processes ; Anaerobic processes ; Metabolism ; Oxygen consumption ; Water pollution ; Nutrients ; Estuaries ; Puget Sound ; Sediment water interactions
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-3-73-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2014
EJBD  EPA 660-3-73-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/23/2014
EKCD  EPA-660/3-73-005 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD  EPA 660-3-73-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
ESBD  EPA-660-3-73-005 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/27/2017
NTIS  PB-231 248 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 104 pages : illustrations, charts, plans ; 27 cm.
Techniques were developed for sampling undisturbed sediment interface, and measuring oxygen uptake by intact sediment cores, dehydrogenase activity of sediment bacteria, and metabolic heat release by benthic organisms. Laboratory experiments were conducted to determine the relationship between oxygen uptake, loss of carbon, and release of silicate, nitrate, ammonia, and phosphate by sediments. The oxygen consumption at 33 stations in Puget Sound was measured each season to provide baseline data for this estuary. The original working hypothesis, that total oxygen uptake represents a measure of total metabolism in the sediment column appears erroneous, at least in organically rich sediment where anaerobic metabolism may greatly exceed aerobic metabolism.
"September 1973." "Project officer, Dr. Milton H. Feldman, Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Laboratory." Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-84). Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency