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Main Title Procedures for the derivation of equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmarks (ESBs) for the protection of benthic organisms : compendium of Tier 2 values for nonionic organics /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Burgess, Robert M.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA-600-R-02-016
OCLC Number 875702823
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. ; Contaminated sediments. ; Aquatic biology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-02-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/29/2016
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This is contribution AED-02-052 of the Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's Atlantic Ecology Division." "March 2008." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-02/016." "PB2008-107282."
Contents Notes
This equilibrium partitioning sediment benchmark (ESB) document describes procedures to derive concentrations for 32 nonionic organic chemicals in sediment which are protective of the presence of freshwater and marine 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 the benchmarks that are causally linked to the specific chemical, applicable across sediments, and appropriately protective of benthic organisms.