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Main Title Partitioning of No. 2 Fuel Oil in Controlled Estuarine Ecosystems, Sediments and Suspended Particulate Matter.
Author Gearing, P. J. ; Gearing, J. N. ; Pruell, R. J. ; Wade, T. L. ; Quinn, J. G. ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Graduate School of Oceanography.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-803902; EPA-600/J-80-446;
Stock Number PB84-144526
Additional Subjects Estuaries ; Sediments ; Fuel oil ; Water pollution ; Chemical analysis ; Biodeterioration ; Particles ; Gas chromatography ; Distillation ; Hydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Ecosystems ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Water pollution detection ; Oil pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-144526 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
To investigate the transport and incorporation of water-borne oil to sediments, no. 2 fuel oil was added as a dispersion in semiweekly doses to three controlled estuarine ecosystems. Samples of suspended particulate matter and sediments were analyzed by gas chromatography for saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons. Biodegradation and other processes effected the removal of most of the hydrocarbons soon after the additions ended, but a residue of 10-20% in the form of branched alkanes, cycloalkanes, and aromatics in an unresolved complex mixture persisted more than 1 year later.