||Organic Compounds in an Industrial Wastewater. Their Transport into Sediments.
Lopez-Avila, V. ;
Hites, R. A. ;
||Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO. ;Indiana Univ. at Bloomington.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Industrial wastes ;
Water pollution ;
Organic compounds ;
Chemical industry ;
Transport properties ;
Pawtuxet River ;
Providence River ;
Narragansett Bay ;
Water pollution sampling
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||The wastewater from a small specialty chemicals manufacturing plant located on the Pawtuxet River (Rhode Island, USA) has contaminated the water and sediment of that river, the Pawtuxet Cove, the Providence River, and (to a lesser extent) the Narragansett Bay. Since the compounds found in this system cover a wide range of functionalities, polarities, and water solubilities, a detailed study of this system has allowed us to assess the environmental behavior of several compound types in one aquatic system. The authors find that the aqueous concentrations of the various compounds follow the rules of simple dilution and that those compounds with the highest octanol-water partition coefficients (log P) are strongly associated with the particulate matter in the water and are found in the sediment at the greatest distance from the plant.
||Prepared in cooperation with Indiana Univ. at Bloomington.
||Pub. in Environmental Science and Technology, v14 n11 p1382-1390 1980.
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||Reprint: Organic Compounds in an Industrial Wastewater. Their Transport into Sediments.
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