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Pentachlorophenol distribution in a fresh water ecosystem


The results of this investigation have shown that PCP persisted in leaf litter and sediments for at least seventeen months following contamination. This persistence provides a potential for continuous contamination of the water column and biological magnification via detritus- and benthic-feeding organisms. An investigation of these factors is presently underway.

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Pierce, R.H., Brent, C.R., Williams, H.P. et al. Pentachlorophenol distribution in a fresh water ecosystem. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 18, 251–258 (1977).

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  • Waste Water
  • Water Column
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Fresh Water