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Main Title Toxicity of Fluoranthene in Sediment to Marine Amphipods: A Test of the Equilibrium Partitioning Approach to Sediment Quality Criteria.
Author Swartz, R. C.; Schults, D. W.; Dewitt, T. H.; Ditsworth, G. R.; Lamberson., J. O.;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Oregon State Univ., Newport. Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/241 ;ERLN-N086;
Stock Number PB91-116970
Subjects Toxicity; Sediments; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons; Benthos; Equilibrium methods; Mathematical models; Water quality; Reprints; Water pollution effects(Animals); Rhepoxynius abronius; Corophium spinicorne; Fluoranthene; Sediment-water interfaces; Aquatic ecosystems; Bioaccumulation; Amphipoda
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB91-116970 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/04/1991
Collation 12p
Abstract 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.
Supplementary Notes 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 Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Toxicity of Fluoranthene in Sediment to Marine Amphipods: A Test of the Equilibrium Partitioning Approach to Sediment Quality Criteria.
Category Codes 68D; 47D; 57H; 57Y
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/05
Document Type NT
Control Number 101123785
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT


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