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Main Title Proposed technical basis for establishing sediment quality criteria for nonionic organic chemicals using equilibrium partitioning /
Author DiToro, D. M. ; Zarba, C. S. ; Hansen, D. J. ; Berry, W. J. ; Swartz, R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Manhattan Coll., Bronx, NY. Dept. of Environmental Engineering. ;Science Applications International Corp., Narragansett, RI. ;Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA. ;Ebasco Environmental, Bellevue, WA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA 600-J-91-327; ERLN-1126
Stock Number PB92-129642
OCLC Number 650865228
Subjects Sediment--Analysis. ; Benthos. ; Contaminated sediments. ; Aquatic biology. ; Organic water pollutants.
Additional Subjects Sediment water interfaces ; Biological effects ; Water pollution effects ; Organic compounds ; Environmental protection ; Toxicity ; Bioaccumulation ; Aquatic biology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution standards ; Reviews ; Water quality ; Graphs(Charts) ; Freshwater ; Saline water ; Reprints ; Equilibrium partitioning ; Sediment quality criteria ; Maximum Contaminant Level Goals
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-J-91- da 327 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/04/2014
NTIS  PB92-129642 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/28/1992
Collation vii, 120 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The purpose of the review paper is to present the technical basis for establishing sediment quality criteria using equilibrium partitioning (EqP). Equilibrium partitioning is chosen because it addresses the two principal technical issues that must be resolved: the varying bioavailability of chemicals in sediments and the choice of the appropriate biological effects concentration. The data that are used to examine the question of varying bioavailability across sediments are from toxicity and bioaccumulation experiments utilizing the same chemical and test organism but different sediments. It has been found that if the different sediments in each experiment are compared, there is essentially no relationship between sediment chemical concentrations on a dry weight basis and biological effects. However, if the chemical concentrations in the pore water of the sediment are used (for chemicals that are not highly hydrophobic) or if the sediment chemical concentrations on an organic carbon basis are used, then the biological effectsoccur at similar concentrations (withinq a factor of two) for the different sediments. In addition, the effects concentrations are the same as, or they can be predicted from, the effects concentration determined in water-only exposures. (Copyright (c) 1991 SETAC.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-120). "EPA XXX/X-XX-XXX." "August 1991." Cover title.