||Biological Processes Affecting the Distribution of Pollutants in Marine Sediments. Part I. Accumulation, Trophic Transfer, Biodegradation and Migration.
Swartz, Richard C. ;
Lee, II, Henry ;
||Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Lab., Newport, OR. Marine Science Center.
Ocean bottom ;
Marine biology ;
Water pollution ;
Biochemical cycles ;
Food chains ;
Path of pollutants
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The seabed is the ultimate sink for virtually every class of marine pollutant. Chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals and radionuclides are deposited in sediments and may persist there long after original sources of contamination are eliminated. This chapter deals with the biological processes that affect the biogeochemical cycling of contaminants in benthic ecosystems. Six processes were selected for discussion: bioaccumulation, trophic transfer, migration, biodegradation, biodeposition and bioturbation.
||Pub. in Contaminants and Sediments, v2 p533-553 1980.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Biological Processes Affecting the Distribution of Pollutants in Marine Sediments. Part I. Accumulation, Trophic Transfer, Biodegradation and Migration.
|PUB Date Free Form
||8A; 8J; 68D; 47D; 47C
||PC A02/MF A01