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Main Title Bioavailability and Biotransformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydroacrbons in Benthic Environments of Coastal Massachusetts. Report to the Massachusetts Bays Program.
Author A. McElroy ; M. Shiaris ; J. M. Capuzzo
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ. at Boston. Environmental Science Program.; Massachusetts Univ. at Boston. Dept. of Biology.; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA. Dept. of Biology.; Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Boston.; Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Boston.; Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA.
Year Published 1994
Report Number MBP-95-02
Stock Number PB2009-111875
Additional Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Coasts ; Massachusetts ; Benthos ; Bioaccumulation ; Benzanthracene ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Phenanthrene ; Metabolism ; Mineralization ; Nutrients ; Sediments ; Streams ; Lakes ; Estuaries ; Water pollution sampling ; Polychaete ; Bivalve
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-111875 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/27/2010
Collation 62p
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) comprise a ubiquitous class of organic contaminants distributed world-wide through the use of fossil fuels for energy. Due to their hydrophobic properties, once introduced to the aquatic environment PAH sorb readily to suspended particles. As a result of particle settlement, sediments tend to be the major sink for PAH in streams, lakes, estuaries, and oceans.