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Main Title Bioavailability to Plants of Sludge-Borne Toxic Organics.
Author O'Connor, G. A. ; Chaney, R. L. ; Ryan., J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD. ;New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/101;
Stock Number PB92-153931
Additional Subjects Plants(Botany) ; Biological availability ; Sewage sludge ; Organic compounds ; Toxic substances ; Food chains ; Farm crops ; Field tests ; Surfactants ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds ; Pesticides ; Hydrocarbons ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Priority pollutants ; Volatile organic compounds
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NTIS  PB92-153931 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/28/1992
Collation 29p
Abstract Large numbers of man-made organic chemicals occur in sewage sludge and many are thought to represent an environmental hazard. This is particularly true of the compounds classified as priority pollutants (TOs) which typically occur in sludges in the mg/kg concentration range. Concerns about their environmental fate, specifically their bioavailability to food-chain crops, have disrupted land application of sludges. A review of the pertinent literature (especially field studies utilizing sludge-amended soils and confirmational analysis for parent compound) suggest the concern is largely groundless. The vast majority of TOs in sludge occur at low concentrations and when applied to soil are strongly sorbed in the soil-sludge matrix, degraded, or are otherwise lost from the soil during the cropping season. Plant bioconcentration factors for most TOs are less 0.01 DW. Even if taken up by plants the TOs may be metabolized within the plant or accumulate in plant parts that are usually not consumed. In contrast a second general group of man-made organics (aromatic surfactants) exist in sludge at much greater concentrations (g/kg).
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v121 p129-155. See also PB86-150208 and PB91-177287. Prepared in cooperation with Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD., and New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Bioavailability to Plants of Sludge-Borne Toxic Organics.
Category Codes 68C; 57C; 57H; 98D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 212823364
Origin NTIS
Type CAT