Amino acids in water; a case study from the Isle of Arran, Scotland

Curry, G.B. (1993) Amino acids in water; a case study from the Isle of Arran, Scotland. In: Wrobel, L.C. and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.) Water Pollution II : Modelling, Measuring, and Prediction. Computational Mechanics Publications: Southampton, Hampshire, England, pp. 703-710. ISBN 9781853122453 (doi:10.2495/WP930771)

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Amino acids are one of the most abundant constituents of living organisms, are water-soluble, and can survive for long periods of time when released into the environment e.g. Hare, Hoering and King [1], Curry [2]. Consequently they are a significant component of the biogeochemical cycling of organic molecules. The abundance of 17 common amino acids has been measured in thirteen rivers draining the Goat Fell Granite on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. The distribution pattern of amino acids was very similar in all rivers, although the absolute abundances varied in different rivers. Very similar patterns of amino acid distribution have been recorded in surface water samples from throughout Scotland.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Contains the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Water Pollution, held in June 1993, Milan, Italy
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Curry, Professor Gordon
Authors: Curry, G.B.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Earth Sciences
Publisher:Computational Mechanics Publications

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