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Main Title Effects of Suspended Stilts and Clays on Self-Purification in Natural Waters: Protein Adsorption.
Author Murra, Ann P. ;
CORP Author Alaska Univ., College. Inst. of Water Resources.
Year Published 1972
Report Number IWR-23; OWRR-A-030-ALAS; 10808,; A-030-ALAS(2)
Stock Number PB-210 748
Additional Subjects ( Limnology ; Suspended sediments) ; ( Proteins ; Limnology) ; ( Adsorption ; Suspended sediments) ; pH ; Clays ; Silts ; Serium albumin ; Water pollution ; Sewage ; Nutrients ; Enzymes ; Biodeterioration ; Reaction kinetics ; Particle size ; Alaska ; Sewage treatment effluent
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-210 748 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 61p
The effects of the suspended sediments found in many natural waters on the microbial processes involved in the self-purification of those waters are not known. Clays and silts with their large surface area per unit weight have an immense capacity for adsorbing nutrient molecules from solution, but the extent to which such adsorption takes place is largely unknown. Results are reported of adsorption experiments with soil materials found in some Alaskan waters which are typically heavily sediment-laden. The affinities of these soils for the protein bovine serum albumin were measured as a function of pH, temperature, and protein concentration. An empirical relationship was discovered, for a given soil material, between the equilibrium protein concentration and the initial protein-to-soil ratio.