Accession Number:

ADA626238

Title:

Characterization of the Structural and Chemical Properties of Copper Chelators in Seawater

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of copper chemistry and bioavailability in seawater, at the molecular level. We are particularly interested in the relationship between water chemistry and biological effects of copper. This information can be used for accurate assessments of the impacts of Cu introduced to harbors by human activities. Such information may also be useful in the development of accurate and economical strategies to detect and remove Cu and other contaminants from waste. Results can be used by dischargers, like the US Navy, and regulators, including the EPA and local agencies, to make informed decisions about managing Cu inputs into harbors and other receiving waters. A major long-term goal is to establish linkage between basic research in this area and the regulatory and remediation communities.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE