Investigating the Transport and Fate of Polychlorinated Biphenyls with Stable Chlorine Isotopes
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY
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My long-term goal is to investigate and further understand the source, transport, and fate of semivolatile halogenated organic contaminants HOCs in the marine and coastal environment. Such compounds include polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs, 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bisp-chlorophenylethane DDT, and toxaphene. Of particular interest is the ability to apportion different sources even when environmental processes have selectively weathered these inputs. In addition, I hope to identify conditions that promote or hinder natural degradation processes that act on HOCs. These results will aid the US Navy in assessing their environmental remediation and responsibilities, especially relative to other polluters.
- Organic Chemistry
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control