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Main Title Short-Term Changes in the Base Neutralizing Capacity of an Acid Adirondack Lake, New York.
Author Driscoll, C. T. ; Schafran, G. C. ;
CORP Author Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/350;
Stock Number PB86-132016
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Neutralizing ; Adirondack Lake ; Water pollution ; Surface waters ; Sulfuric acid ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitric acid ; Aluminum ; Inorganic nitrates ; Concentration(Composition) ; Protons ; New York ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-132016 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
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Concern and controversy over the effects of acidic deposition on low ionic strength surface wa ters has led to much discussion on the nature and extent of proton transformations within acid sensitive ecosystems. The source of base neutralizing capacity(BNC) within acid surface waters has been attributed to atmospheric deposition of H2SO4 (or SO2) or HNO3, as well as production of soluble organic acids from soils. Unfortunately many of these studies have failed adequately to characterize aluminum, which is often a very significant component of BNC in acidic waters. The authors have evaluated the nature of short-term changes in the BNC of an acidic clearwater lake. The authors' results suggest that much of the variation in hydrogen ion and aluminum BNC can be attributed to changes in nitrate concentration, rather than to variations in sulphate, chloride, or organic anion concentrations.