Sediment analysis- Galveston Bay

dc.acquisition-srcReview of GBNEP-20 reference listen_US
dc.call-noGC 383.5 .H36 1972 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorHann, R.W., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSlowey, J.F.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:55:04Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:55:04Z
dc.date.issued1972en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description92 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractA study of selected heavy metals was carried out on sediments collected at 22 stations in Galveston and related Bays. Of the 3 metals listed in the EPA criteria for dredge spoil evaluation, only zinc exceeds the limits established for considering sediments polluted to the extent of creating dredge spoil disposal problems. The oxygen demand and related parameter measurements for the bay suggest that the sediment load reflects the level of these reported for the overlying water. For oil and grease, highest concentrations occur along the upper and west side of Galveston Bay, near Texas City and in portions of Trinity Bay located within or near existing oil and gas fields. Pesticide measurements on the surface sediments indicate persistent and detectable quantities of the benzene hexachlorides (a-BHC, B-BHC and lindane) within the bay, especially along the north and west sides of Galveston Bay. The heavy metal content of the Houston Ship Channel sediments reflects results of previous studies for other parameters in these sediments. Namely, the quality of sediments in the upper half of the channel (miles 10-24) is very poor and these sediments require special considerations in their disposal.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas Cityen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeHouston Ship Channelen_US
dc.geo-codeTrinity Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeWest Bayen_US
dc.history3/9/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19995
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeCollege Station, TXen_US
dc.publisherEnvironmental Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Department, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Research Foundationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2222.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesEstuarine systems projects technical report no. 24en_US
dc.subjectsediment analysisen_US
dc.subjectheavy metalsen_US
dc.subjectpesticidesen_US
dc.subjectsedimentsen_US
dc.subjectdredge spoilen_US
dc.titleSediment analysis- Galveston Bayen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
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