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Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Stormwater, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005-08

Open-File Report 2009-1077

Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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Abstract

Concentrations of 18 PAH compounds were characterized from six urban source areas (parking lots, feeder street, collector street, arterial street, rooftop, and strip mall) around Madison, Wisconsin. Parking lots were categorized into those that were or were not sealed. On average, chrysene, fluoranthene, and pyrene were the dominant PAH compounds in all urban stormwater samples. Geometric mean concentrations for most individual PAH compounds were significantly greater for a parking lot that was sealed than for lots that were not sealed. Results from this study are consistent with similar studies that measured PAH concentrations in urban stormwater samples in Marquette, Mich., and Madison, Wis.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Stormwater, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005-08
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1077
ISBN:
9781411324367
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 46 p.
Time Range Start:
2005-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2008-12-31T12:00:00
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y