Occurrence of PAH reaction products in air and water of the Duluth/Superior Harbor

M. F. Simcik, K. J. Dorweiler

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PAH are a ubiquitous environmental contaminant class that is formed by incomplete combustion processes and is present in un-combusted petroleum. Simultaneous air and water samples were taken from the Duluth/Superior Harbor and analyzed for both PAH and their derivatives to calculate the air water exchange flux. Twelve hour high-volume air samples were taken from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. These day and night samples allowed to contrast the formation of PAH derivatives since many of the atmospheric reactions require light. At the midpoint of each air sample (2:00 AM and PM) a water sample was taken. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 222nd ACS National Meeting (Chicago, IL 8/26-30/2001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2001
Event222nd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2001Aug 30 2001


Other222nd ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

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