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Main Title Investigations of Freshwater Surface Microlayers.
Author Hatche, Roger F. ; Parke, Bruce C. ;
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1974
Report Number VPI-WRRC-Bull-64; OWRR-A-037-VA; 05410,; A-037-VA(6)
Stock Number PB-229 679
Additional Subjects Fresh water ; Surface properties ; Air water interactions ; Microbiology ; Nutrients ; Aerosols ; Sampling ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-229 679 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 86p
The first part of this paper reports the comparison of four surface microlayer sampling devices. The objective of this comparison was to determine relative sampling efficiencies and depths in which water was collected by each sampler. The second aspect is the comparison of several parameters of freshwater surface microlayers to those of water from a 10-cm depth in three aquatic environments. The results showed that surface microlayers were often microbiologically and chemically enriched, compared to the subsurface water. The authors work showed that these thin layers of water may have major roles in the recycling of nutrients, incorporation of toxicants into food chains, and the creation of aerosols containing coliform and pathogenic bacteria. (Modified author abstract)