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Main Title Biological Processes Affecting the Distribution of Pollutants in Marine Sediments. Part I. Accumulation, Trophic Transfer, Biodegradation and Migration.
Author Swartz, Richard C. ; Lee, II, Henry ;
CORP Author Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Lab., Newport, OR. Marine Science Center.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-090;
Stock Number PB81-118929
Additional Subjects Ocean bottom ; Sediments ; Marine biology ; Water pollution ; Biochemical cycles ; Food chains ; Hydrocarbons ; Metals ; Accumulation ; Biodeterioration ; Cadmium ; Reprints ; Path of pollutants
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NTIS  PB81-118929 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 22p
Abstract
The seabed is the ultimate sink for virtually every class of marine pollutant. Chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals and radionuclides are deposited in sediments and may persist there long after original sources of contamination are eliminated. This chapter deals with the biological processes that affect the biogeochemical cycling of contaminants in benthic ecosystems. Six processes were selected for discussion: bioaccumulation, trophic transfer, migration, biodegradation, biodeposition and bioturbation.