Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in the oysters from Galveston Bay, Texas

Date

1999

Authors

Qian, Yaorong, Terry L. Wade, Jose L. Sericano, and Guy Denoux

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Publisher

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Abstract

Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous environmental contaminants. Galveston Bay is subjected to PAH contamination due to the presence of a large number of petroleum related industries in the surrounding area. PAHs from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, storm water runoff, atmospheric deposition, and petroleum and petroleum product spillage can all contribute to PAH pollution in Galveston Bay. This paper will discuss and explain the results of the analyses.

Description

pgs. 221-222

Keywords

polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), contamination, petroleum hydrocarbons, wastewater treatment, stormwater runoff, atmospheric precipitations, oysters

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