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Levels of Synthetic Musk Compounds in Municipal Wastewater for Potential Estimation of Biota Exposure in Receiving Waters
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
  • Lantis Osemwengie, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Shawn Gerstenberger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract
We analyzed water samples from the confluence of three municipal sewage treatment effluent streams, surface water, and whole carp (Cyprinus carpio) for synthetic musks for a period of 7–12 months. The lipid content of each fish was determined and compared with the concentration of musks in the whole fish tissue. Enhanced methods were used for water sampling and musk extraction. The data presented here provide insight as to the relationship between concentrations of synthetic musks in the municipal effluent and associated biota. This study confirmed the presence of polycyclic and nitro musk compounds in sewage effluent, Lake Mead water, and carp. The concentrations were found to be considerably lower than previous studies conducted in other countries. This study also provides data for polycyclic and nitro musk compounds, as well as some of the nitro musk metabolites in sewage treatment plant effluent, lake water, and carp.
Keywords
  • Carp,
  • Cyprinus carpio,
  • Musk,
  • Sewage – Treatment,
  • Sewage disposal plants,
  • United States – Lake Mead,
  • Water – Pollution
Language
English
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Identifier
DOI: 10.1039/b400514g
Citation Information
Lantis Osemwengie and Shawn Gerstenberger. "Levels of Synthetic Musk Compounds in Municipal Wastewater for Potential Estimation of Biota Exposure in Receiving Waters" Journal of Environmental Monitoring Vol. 6 (2004) p. 533 - 539
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shawn_gerstenberger/4/