Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems

Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems

Proceedings of the Sixth Pellston Workshop, Florissant, Colorado, August 12-17, 1984

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Editors: Kenneth L. Dickson, Alan W. Maki, William A. Brungs
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148120

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Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems presents the proceedings of the Sixth Pellston Workshop, held in Florissant, Colorado on August 12–17, 1984. This book presents the development of scientific inquiry of hazards to the aquatic environment. Organized into 27 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of water quality significance of sediment-associated contaminants to aquatic life. This text then addresses the topic of the role of suspended and settled sediments in regulating the effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment. Other chapters consider the nature and extent of partitioning and bioavailability, which are key elements in research efforts toward assessing the effects of sediments on water quality. This book discusses as well the regulatory and management strategies for chemicals entering public water supplies. The final chapter deals with conclusions and recommendations identified during the workshop. This book is a valuable resource for biologists and environmental scientists.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the SETAC Special Publications Series




    Session 1. Background and Perspectives

    1. Water Quality Significance of Contaminants Associated with Sediments: An Overview

    2. Information Needs Related to Toxic Chemicals Bound to Sediments—A Regulatory Perspective

    3. The National Dredging Program in Relationship to the Excavation of Suspended and Settled Sediments

    4. A Chemical Industry's Perspective on Issues Related to Chemicals Bound to Sediments

    5. Synopsis of Discussion Session 1. Perspectives and Needs in the Hazard Assessment of Sediment-Bound Chemicals

    Session 2. Environmental Fate and Compartmentalization

    6. The Transport of Sediments in Aquatic Systems

    7. Pollutant Sorption: Relationship to Bioavailability

    8. Factors Influencing the Sorption of Metals

    9. Factors to Consider in Conducting Laboratory Sorption/Desorption Tests

    10. Assessing the Biodegradation of Sediment Associated Chemicals

    11. Synopsis of Discussion Session 2. Environmental Fate and Compartmentalization

    Session 3. Biological Effects and Ecotoxicology of Sediment-Associated Chemicals

    12. Predicting Bioaccumulation: Development of a Simple Partitioning Model for Use as a Screening Tool for Regulating Ocean Disposal of Wastes

    13. The Application of a Hazard Assessment Strategy to Sediment Testing: Issues and Case Study

    14. Toxicological Methods for Determining the Effects of Contaminated Sediment on Marine Organisms

    15. Toxicity of Sediment-Associated Metals to Freshwater Organisms: Biomonitoring Procedures

    16. Bioavailability of Neutral Lipophilic Organic Chemicals Contained in Sediments: A Review

    17. Bioavailability of Sediment-Bound Chemicals to Aquatic Organisms—Some Theory, Evidence and Research Needs

    18. Synopsis of Discussion Session 3. Biological Effects, Bioaccumulation, and Ecotoxicology of Sediment-Associated Chemicals

    Session 4. Case Studies

    19. Interactions of Spilled Oil with Suspended Materials and Sediments in Aquatic Systems

    20. Overview of the Influence of Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal on the Fate and Effects of Sediment-Associated Chemicals

    21. Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Elizabeth River, Virginia

    22. Synopsis of Discussion Session 4. Sediment-Associated Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment: Case Studies

    Session 5. Regulatory Implications

    23. Establishing Sediment Criteria for Chemicals—Regulatory Perspective

    24. Establishing Sediment Criteria for Chemicals—Industrial Perspectives

    25. The Use of the Equilibrium Partitioning Approach in Determining Safe Levels of Contaminants in Marine Sediments

    26. Synopsis of Discussion Session 5. Regulatory Implications of Contaminants Associated with Sediments

    Workshop Summary

    Workshop Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations


Product details

  • No. of pages: 476
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148120

About the Editors

Kenneth L. Dickson

Alan W. Maki

William A. Brungs

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