Hydrocarbon accumulation in freshwater sediments of an urban catchment

  title={Hydrocarbon accumulation in freshwater sediments of an urban catchment},
  author={A. Gavens and D Michael Revitt and Jason B. Ellis},
The top and bottom of two sediment cores collected from an urban receiving basin in NW London, and stormwater samples from the attendant catchment, have been analysed for their hydrocarbon content. In surface sediments, basal sediments and stormwater, total aliphatic hydrocarbon levels are 445–690 µg g−1 dry wt., 43–224 µg g−1 and 0.36–1.10 mg l−1, respectively; and total levels of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are 780–1 100 µg g−1, 310–640 µg g1 and 5.83–18.21 mg l−1, respectively… CONTINUE READING


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