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Main Title Predicting the Acute Toxicity of Copper in Freshwater Sediments: Evaluation of the Role of Acid-Volatile Sulfide.
Author Ankley, G. T. ; Mattson, V. R. ; Leonard, E. N. ; West, C. W. ; Bennett, J. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/435;
Stock Number PB95-111837
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Copper ; Toxicity ; Acute exposure ; Pore water ; Water pollution monitoring ; Concentration(Composition) ; Risk assessment ; Metals ; Benthic fauna ; Amphipoda ; Lake Steilacoom ; Keweenaw Watershed ; Reprints ; AVS(Acid-volatile sulfide) ; Acid-volatile sulfide ; Sediment quality criteria ; Hyallela azteca
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-111837 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/06/1995
Collation 10p
Abstract Acid-volatile sulfide (AVS) has been proposed as an important partitioning phase determining the bioavailability of cationic metals in sediments. The objective of this research was to evaluate the role of AVS in determining copper toxicity in sediments from two sites heavily contaminated with copper: Steilacoom Lake, Washington, and the Keweenaw Watershed, Michigan. Sediments from the two sites were used in 10-d toxicity tests with the amphipod Hyalella azteca and results of the toxicity tests were compared to bioavailability predictions based on copper and AVS concentrations in the test sediments, as well as copper concentrations in the sediment interstitial (pore) water. These results indicate that AVS alone is not an appropriate partitioning phase for prediting copper bioavailability in freshwater sediments.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v12 p315-320 1993. Prepared in cooperation with Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Predicting the Acute Toxicity of Copper in Freshwater Sediments: Evaluation of the Role of Acid-Volatile Sulfide.
Category Codes 68D; 68G; 57H; 47D; 48G
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 432230551
Origin NTIS
Type CAT