Distribution and Origin of N-Alkanoic Acids, N-Alkanols and N-Alkanes in Environmental Samples (In Japanese)


1981 3


Shigaraki Y
Ishiwatari R

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Thirteen samples of sediments, soils and activated sludges from Lake Haruma, Tama River, Houston Ship channel, Tokyo Bay, Galveston Bay, and Gulf of Mexico were analyzed for n-alkanoic acids, n-alkanols, and n-alkanes. The distribution patterns of the compounds were compared with those for the presumed source organisms, as it appears in the literature, were divided into three types in terms of their distribution pattern. The study showed that the compounds in the lake and marine sediments and soils are mostly of terrerestrial, higher plant, origin, while the compounds in the Tama River sediments are considered to originate from algae and/or bacteria. The compounds in the sample from the Houston Ship Channel are strongly influenced by petroleum pollution (Baker-FRC)




Channels, Comparison studies, Environment, Galveston Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Houston, Houston Ship Channel, Lakes, Marine environment, organic compounds, Path of pollutants, Rivers, Sediments, Soils, SW 3020 Sources and fate of pollution, Tokyo Bay