||Feasibility Study of a Research Program on the Source, Degradative Removal and Secondary Consequences of Petroleum Products in Water.
Anderse, Kenneth K. ;
Jone, Paul R. ;
Lyl, Gloria G. ;
Lyl, Robert E. ;
Owen, Charles W. ;
||New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Water Resources Research Center.
||DI-14-31-0001-3829; OWRR-A-033-NH; 03767,; A-033-NH(1)
Water pollution ;
Water analysis ;
Gas chromatography ;
Fresh water fishes ;
Oil pollution detection
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This feasibility study concentrated on the detection of hydrocarbons in lake water and in water artificially contaminated with gasoline. The analytical procedure described easily detected 1 ppm of gasoline in freshly prepared aqueous solutions. Water from Lake Pawtuckaway was analyzed. Only slight traces of material, presumably hydrocarbon in nature, were detected. It is estimated that these contaminants were present at roughly 10 ppb. A final attempt at detecting hydrocarbon residues was made. Fish grown in water with and without hydrocarbon contaminants were analyzed for hydrocarbons using an extraction procedure designed in conjunction with a gas chromatographic system. It was hoped that the fish might concentrate certainh hydrocarbon contaminants in effect multiplying the sensitivity of the analytical techniques. No differences in extracts from the two fish were observed.