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Main Title Environmental Distribution and Metabolic Fate of Key Industrial Pollutants and Pesticides in a Model Ecosystem.
Author Metcal, Robert L. ; L, Po-Yung ; Kapoo, Inder P. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ., Urbana. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number WRC-RR-69; DI-14-31-0001-3273; OWRR-B-050-ILL; 01655,; B-050-ILL(1)
Stock Number PB-225 479
Additional Subjects Organic wastes ; Chemical industry ; Biodeterioration ; Pesticides ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Methodology ; Toxicity ; Food chains ; Carbamates ; Organic phosphates ; Statistical data ; Models ; Solubility ; Isotopic labeling ; Plasticizers ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Phthalates ; Accumulation ; Food chains ; Ecosystems ; Path of pollutants ; Biphenyl/chloro
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NTIS  PB-225 479 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 102p
Abstract
The contamination of water supplies with toxic substances liberated into the environment either accidentally as industrial or household wastes or purposefully as pesticides and food additives is an important problem in environmental quality. Radiolabeled contaminants used in a laboratory model ecosystem provide an elegant method for determining the degradative fate of potential pollutants, indications of their toxic effects to a variety of food chain organisms, and measurement of their ecological magnification in food chain organisms. The results have been expressed in terms of ecological magnification and biodegradability index, and have been examined for correlation with such physio-chemical properties as water solubility, and partion coefficient, and for relationships to electron distribution. (Modified author abstract)