Associations of PAHs with size fractionated sediment particles

Jejal Reddy Bathi, Robert Pitt, Shirley E. Clark

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Abstract

Sediment samples were collected from three different locations and analyzed for selected parameters to study the effects of selected sediment characteristics and contributing source areas on sediment PAHs concentration. For all cases, the particles in the size range of 180 to 355 μm were most dominant in the sediments. Sediment COD, percent of material weight loss on ignition (material composition analysis) and sediment PAH concentrations showed similar trends of smaller and larger particles associations with higher values than with the intermediate sizes. However, most of the mass of the PAHs were associated with the smaller and intermediate sized particles. Sediments affected by commercial area runoff were found to have higher concentration of PAHs than the sediments affected by noncommercial area runoff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Subtitle of host publicationGreat Rivers
Pages2630-2639
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: May 17 2009May 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Volume342

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period5/17/095/21/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Bathi, J. R., Pitt, R., & Clark, S. E. (2009). Associations of PAHs with size fractionated sediment particles. In Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers (pp. 2630-2639). (Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers; Vol. 342). https://doi.org/10.1061/41036(342)267