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Main Title Procedures for the derivation of equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks (ESBs) for the protection of benthic organisms : PAH mixtures /
Author Hansen, D. J. ; DiToro, D. M. ; McGrath, J. A. ; Swartz, R. C. ; Mount, D. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hansen, David J.
CORP Author HydroQual, Inc., Mahwah, NJ. ;National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Duluth, MN. Mid-Continent Ecology Div. (Duluth) Library. ;National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div. ;National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division ; Mid-Continent Ecology Division ; Western Ecology Division,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/013
Stock Number PB2004-105774
OCLC Number 55591366
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects. ; Contaminated sediments--Analysis. ; Aromatic compounds--Environmental aspects. ; Benthos--Effect of contaminated sediments on. ; Polycyclic compounds--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Sediments ; Benthos ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Benchmarks ; Biological assay ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water quality
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/R-02/013 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 05/30/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-02-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/04/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-R-02-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/24/2018
ELDD  EPA/600/R-02/013 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 03/31/2006
NTIS  PB2004-105774 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 173 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm
This equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmark (ESB) document describes procedures to derive concentrations of PAH mixtures in sediment which are protective of the presence of benthic organisms. The equilibrium partitioning (EqP) approach was chosen because it accounts for the varying biological availability of chemicals in different sediments and allows for the incorporation of the appropriate biological effects concentration. This provides for the derivation of benchmarks that are causally linked to the specific chemical, applicable across sediments, and appropriately protective of benthic organisms.
"November 2003." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-02/013."