||Toxicity of Fluoranthene in Sediment to Marine Amphipods: A Test of the Equilibrium Partitioning Approach to Sediment Quality Criteria.
Swartz, R. C.;
Schults, D. W.;
Dewitt, T. H.;
Ditsworth, G. R.;
Lamberson., J. O.;
||Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Oregon State Univ., Newport. Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons;
Water pollution effects(Animals);
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||The toxicity of fluoranthene in sediment to the marine benthic amphipods, Rhepoxynius abronius (Barnard) and Corophium spinicorne (Stimpson) was determined in relation to the equilibrium partitioning approach to the development of sediment quality criteria. Within the limitations of these experiments (i.e., one chemical, two species, sandy sediment with low carbon content), the results indicate that sediment quality criteria derived from the equilibrium partitioning model and water quality criteria would protect sensitive benthic invertebrates. The epibenthic, tube-dwelling Corophium was less sensitive to test sediments than the infaunal, free-burrowing Rhepoxynius, possibly because of different routes of exposure to fluoranthene. There was a close correspondence between estimates of sediment quality for fluoranthene based on distinctly different methodologies including equilibrium partitioning, apparent effects threshold, toxicity tests applied to experimentally spiked sediment and toxicity tests applied to field-collected sediment.
||Pub. in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v9 p1071-1080 1990. Prepared in cooperation with Oregon State Univ., Newport. Hatfield Marine Science Center.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Toxicity of Fluoranthene in Sediment to Marine Amphipods: A Test of the Equilibrium Partitioning Approach to Sediment Quality Criteria.
||68D; 47D; 57H; 57Y
||PC A03/MF A01