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Steroids as sewage specific indicators in New York Bight sediments

Abstract

Sediments of the New York Bight were examined for steroidal compounds and found to contain relatively large amounts of coprostanol and 24 3-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/BF01685943

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Keywords

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