A Survey of Trace Organics in Highway Runoff in Seattle, Washington

Trace organics were surveyed using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry for highway runoff samples from two Seattle sites. The characterization of the organics exhibited concentrations of aliphatic, aromatic and complex oxygenated compounds. Vehicles, including exhaust emissions, were concluded to be the source of many of the organics.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, November 30, 1980
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 039.9
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:40
Karen Rose Zawlocki, John F. Ferguson, Brian W. Mar.
University of Washington. Environmental Engineering and Science Program.
Number of Pages: 
Aliphatic compounds, Aquatic life, Aromatic compounds, Concentration (Chemistry), Contaminants, Environmental impacts, Exhaust gases, Gas chromatography, Highways, Hydrocarbons, Mass spectrometry, Motor vehicles, Organic compounds, Pollutants, Runoff, Samples, Surveys, Water quality.