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Main Title Application of Multimedia Exposure Assessment to Drinking Water.
Author Hedden, Kenneth F. ; Mulkey, Lee A. ; Tucker, William A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-169;
Stock Number PB83-140764
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Water pollution ; Chemical compounds ; Humans ; Water quality ; Mathematical models ; Exposure ; Assessments ; Reprints ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-140764 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 15p
A potentially important exposure route for humans is the ingestion of chemicals via drinking water. If comprehensive exposure assessments are to be completed for either existing or proposed new chemicals and cost effective control strategies develop, then a quantitative understanding of multimedia transport and fate of specific chemical pollutants must be achieved. Mathematical models provide a powerful framework into which quantitative relationships may be placed to provide guidance in reaching water quality goals. Existing, state-of-the-art media-specific toxic organic transport and fate models for atmospheric (DiDOT), land surface (NPS) and surface water processes (EXAMS) and potable water treatment (WTP) have been linked to demonstrate the technical feasibility of such an approach. Limited application and sensitivity testing of this linked modeling system has shown that the impact of various source loadings and control strategies on drinking water can be estimated.