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Steroids as sewage specific indicators in New York Bight sediments

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Abstract

Sediments of the New York Bight were examined for steroidal compounds and found to contain relatively large amounts of coprostanol and 24 β-ethyl coprostanol. These steroids were found to be derived from sewage, and it is suggested that they be used as sewage tracers in marine sediments.

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Hatcher, P.G., Keister, L.E. & McGillivary, P.A. Steroids as sewage specific indicators in New York Bight sediments. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 17, 491–498 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01685969

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Keywords

  • Sewage
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Trimethyl Silyl Ether
  • Coprostanol
  • Silyl Ether