Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 37
|Main Title||Great Lakes Ecosystem - Modeling of the Fate of PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls).|
|Author||Thomann, R. V. ; Connolly, J. P. ; Thomas, N. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Environmental Engineering.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.|
|Report Number||EPA-R-805916 ;EPA-R-807853; EPA/600/D-87/325;|
|Additional Subjects||Fishes ; Fresh water fishes ; Water pollution ; Lakes ; Sediments ; Ecology ; Contaminants ; Mathematical models ; Toxicity ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; PCBs ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Great Lakes ; Toxic substances|
The report defines the Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) problem in the Great Lakes, describes how they got there, describes models of: (1) physical/chemical fate generally; and, (2) specifically, fate of PCBs in aquatic ecosystems. Theory, data and model results are given. Also addressed in the paper are the effect of solids dependent PCB partitioning and sediment diffusion on PCBs and a description of human exposure to PCBs through consumption of fish contaminated with PCBs.