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Transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in a natural system

Kenneth M. Kuhr

Transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in a natural system

by Kenneth M. Kuhr

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Published by Center for Research in Water Resources, Bureau of Engineering Research, University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Tex. (10100 Burnet Rd., Austin 78758) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Environmental aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Kenneth M. Kuhr and Neal E. Armstrong.
    SeriesTechnical report ;, CRWR-190, Technical report (University of Texas at Austin. Center for Research in Water Resources) ;, CRWR-190.
    ContributionsArmstrong, Neal Earl., University of Texas at Austin. Center for Research in Water Resources.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH545.P6 K84 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 145 p. :
    Number of Pages145
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3145217M
    LC Control Number82622980

    Polychlorinated Biphenyls: the Background PCB is the commonly used abbreviation for a group of organochlorine compounds referred to as polychlorinated biphenyls or polychlorobiphenyls [1]. These materials, represented by the general structure shown in Figure 1 and the formula C 12H 10–xCl x, are based structurally on a. The fate and transport of natural and anthropogenic sediment-borne organic contaminants is a critical environmental issue and complex processes are involved that until now have been poorly defined. Organic Substances and Sediments in Water is a three-volume book that provides the best information available regarding the many interdisciplinary.

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chlorinated organic chemicals. They are environmentally widespread and persistent and are routinely found in air, water, sediments, and soils. Moreover, they accumulate through the food chain from aquatic organisms to fish and to humans. PCBs are complex mixtures of individual chlorobiphenyls. from natural processes such as arsenic dissolution from Polychlorinated biphenyls Infrequent (PCBs) Nitroaromatics (TNT) Common Metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Common and biological processes fundamental to the transport, fate, and mitigation of contaminants that arise from human activities as well as natural processes. INFORMATION BOX

    Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Update: Impact on Fish Advisories PCBs are a group of synthetic organic chemicals that contain possible individual chlorinated biphenyl compounds. These chemically related compounds are called congeners and vary in their physical and chemical properties and toxicity. There are no known natural sources of PCBs. The remobilization of buried polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from three different sediment depth layers ( cm, cm, and cm) was studied in a laboratory experiment with two benthic macrofauna species, the amphipod Monoporeia affinis and the polychaete Marenzelleria spp.


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Transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in a natural system by Kenneth M. Kuhr Download PDF EPUB FB2

Transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in a natural system. Austin, Tex. ( Burnet Rd., Austin ): Center for Research in Water Resources, Bureau of Engineering Research, University of Texas at Austin, []. My long-term goal is to investigate and further understand the source, transport, and fate of semi-volatile halogenated organic contaminants (HOCs) in the marine and coastal environment.

Such compounds include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT), and toxaphene. A food web bioaccumulation model was used to compare transport and fate of polychorinated biphenyls (PCB) congeners in three food webs in the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America.

The model was used to quantify the contribution of sediment‐derived and freely dissolved PCBs to the body burden of aquatic by: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous in the environment. Their persistence coupled with their potential toxicity has prompted international regulations and increased effort to understand their regional and global scale presence, and the processes that influence their fate and transport.

A three-dimensional polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) model is developed to explore the fate and transport processes of PCBs in the Baltimore Harbor (BH), a coastal embayment located in a highly.

International food trade poses food safety risks through the collateral transport of contaminants that are harmful to human health. Persistent organic pollutants, such as the polychlorinated Cited by: 1.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of industrial chemicals that were manufactured through the s, at which point they were banned due to concerns about their adverse effects on humans and the environment, their enrichment in top predators, persistence, and long-range transport.

The presence of PCBs in remote and marine environments. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are industrial organic contaminants identified as persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT), and subject to long-range transport (LRT) with global scale significance. This study focuses on a reconstruction and prediction for China of long-term emission trends of intentionally and unintentionally produced (UP) ∑7PCBs (UP-PCBs, from the manufacture of steel.

We simulate the present and potential future atmospheric transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), using the global chemical transport model GEOS-Chem. PCBs are toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative chemicals whose production and use have been banned internationally.

PCBs continue to cycle through the global atmosphere, however, because of their persistence, passive. Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, as they are commonly called, have been used industrially since (Jensen ), and are entirely of anthropogenic origin.

The backbone of the chemical structure is a biphenyl, consisting of two hexagonal “rings” of carbon atoms connected by carbon-carbon bonds. Polychlorinated biphenyls in the soil–crop–atmosphere system in e-waste dismantling areas in Taizhou: Concentrations, congener profiles, uptake, and translocation ☆ Author links open overlay panel Chen Liu a Bao Kai Wei a Jun Song Bao a Ying Wang a b Ji Cheng Hu a b Yun En Tang a Tan Chen a b Jun Jin a b.

de Boer, in Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Second Edition), Introduction. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are derived from biphenyl by substitution of one to 10 hydrogen atoms by chlorine atoms. Each homolog group has a particular number of isomers: mono-chlorobiphenyl 3, di- 12, tri- 24, tetra- 42, penta- 46, hexa- 42, hepta- 24, octa- 12, nona- 3, and decachlorobiphenyl 1.

Abstract. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons which are thermally and chemically very stable. The PCBs represent a mixture of specific biphenyl hydrocarbons with varying degrees of chlorination.

Dioxin and dioxin-like compounds (referred to collectively as DLCs) are ubiquitous in the environment (ATSDR, ; Travis and Hattemer-Frey, ).

People may be exposed to background levels (i.e., low concentrations) of DLCs by breathing air, by consuming food or beverages, or by their skin coming into contact with DLC-contaminated materials (ATSDR, ).

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic to humans and are believed to constitute health hazards [].Although banned from manufacturing in the U.S.

[] and other countries, adverse impacts from PCBs are observed throughout the world because of their widespread use in transformers and long-term persistence [3,4].The long-term persistence is of particular concern, because exposure to PCBs can.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Sources, Exposures, Toxicities This Focus Issue of Environmental Science & Technol-ogy on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) came about in part because of a series of international PCB Workshops that have been held biennially over the last ten years. From the beginning, these workshops.

Traditionally, much attention have been given to a few families of POPs, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) such as DDT and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and other byproducts of industrial processes or combustion such as dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

For example, the absolute mean deviation is for polychlorinated naphthalenes and for polychlorinated biphenyls (Meylan and Howard, ). When a measured K OA is not available and long range transport or terrestrial bioaccumulation may be a concern, calculate the K OA using the following methods.

The book also contains a brief review of the limited data on polychlorinated terphenyls. A section devoted to the environmental behaviour of PCBs assesses the mechanisms by which these highly persistent chemicals, previously introduced into the environment, are gradually being redistributed towards increased contamination of the marine environment.

Technical Report: Distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in surface sediments of Gable Mountain Pond. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the open Baltic sea. Am – Axelman, J. and D. Broman, Budget calculations for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in.Description of chemical.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (CAS ) are mixtures of various isomers and congeners. The commercial name of the product is followed by an internationally accepted 4-digit code: the first two digits indicate that the mixture contains biphenyls (12), triphenyls (54) or both (25, 44); the last two digits give the percentage by weight of chlorine in the mixture.A polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is an organic chlorine compound with the formula C 12 H 10−x Cl lorinated biphenyls were once widely deployed as dielectric and coolant fluids in electrical apparatus, carbonless copy paper and in heat transfer fluids.

Because of their longevity, PCBs are still widely in use, even though their manufacture has declined drastically since the s.