Transport and transformations of anthracene in natural waters [electronic resource] : process rate studies
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- Pages: 30 : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) commonly occur in wastes from pyrolysis of biogenic fuels. Because some PAH are known carcinogens, understanding of their environmental behavior and persistance is critical to determining their potential hazard to man. While many processes may remove or transform PAH in aquatic ecosystems, several may be particularly important in determining the fate of PAH in most systems. Anthracene was selected as a representative PAH due to its intermediate molecular and its lack of carcinogenicity. Rates of photolysis, hydrolysis, volatilization, and microbial degradation of anthracene were measured under different environmental conditions using fluorimetric and radiotracer techniques. Equilibrium constants for processes such as sorption and bioaccumulation were also determined.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1977., "conf-7710120-1", Symposium on aquatic toxicology, Cleveland, OH, USA, 31 Oct 1977., and Southworth, G.R.
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