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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.
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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
Subjects Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects. ; Contaminated sediments--Analysis. ; Benthos--Effect of contaminated sediments on.
Additional Subjects Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Sediments ; Benthos ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Benchmarks ; Biological assay ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water quality
Internet Access
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NTIS  PB2004-105774 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (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." Shipping list no.: 2004-0310-M. Includes bibliographical references (8-1-8-16). "EPA/600/R-02/013." Microfiche.