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Main Title Equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks (ESBs) for the protection of benthic organisms : procedures for the determination of the freely dissolved interstitial water concentrations of nonionic organics /
Author Burgess, Robert M., ; R. M. Burgess ; S. B. K. Driscoll ; R. J. Ozretich ; D. R. Mount ; M. C. Reiley
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division,
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/012
Stock Number PB2013-108299
OCLC Number 840802727
Subjects Benthos--Preservation. ; Contaminated sediments--Measurement--Standards. ; Water--Pollution--Measurement--Standards.
Additional Subjects Benthic organisms ; Nonionic organics ; Water concentrations ; Sediments
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/R-02/012 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 08/19/2013
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-02-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-R-02-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2016
ELBD RPS EPA 600-R-02-012 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/02/2016
ELDD  EPA 600-R-02-012 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/15/2013
NTIS  PB2013-108299 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations
This document describes procedures to determine the concentrations of nonionic organic chemicals in sediment interstitial waters. In previous ESB documents, the general equilibrium partitioning (EqP) approach was chosen for the derivation of sediment benchmarks because it accounts for the varying bioavailability 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.
"December 2012." "EPA/600/R-02/012." Includes bibliographical references (pages 5-1-5-9). Format not distributed to depository libraries.