Study on the fate of petroleum-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and the effect of chemical dispersant using an enclosed ecosystem, mesocosm.

@article{Yamada2003StudyOT,
  title={Study on the fate of petroleum-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and the effect of chemical dispersant using an enclosed ecosystem, mesocosm.},
  author={Mihoko Yamada and Hideshige Takada and Keita Toyoda and Akihiro Yoshida and Akira Shibata and Hideaki Nomura and Minoru Wada and Masahiko Nishimura and Ken Okamoto and Kouichi Ohwada},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 1-6},
  pages={105-13}
}
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are one of the components found in oil and are of interest because some are toxic. We studied the environmental fate of PAHs and the effects of chemical dispersants using experimental 500 l mesocosm tanks that mimic natural ecosystems. The tanks were filled with seawater spiked with the water-soluble fraction of heavy… CONTINUE READING