Accession Number : ADA299489

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Fluoranthene Kappa (sub DOC) in Sediment Pore Waters,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Brannon, James M. ; Pennington, Judith C. ; Davis, William M. ; Hayes, Charolett ; Engler, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA299489

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This note describes laboratory testing conducted to examine the partitioning of fluoranthene to dissolved organic carbon in the pore water of sediments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized to develop and implement sediment quality criteria (SQC) under Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act. Under this authority the EPA is proceeding with development of SQC for nonpolar organic compounds and metals. A major assumption in the current approach to SQC is that truly dissolved concentrations of hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOCs) in sediment pore water can be computed by assuming that K(sub DOC) (partition coefficient normalized to colloidal plus dissolved organic carbon, DOC) equals K(sub OC) (partition coefficient for sediment organic carbon). jg p.1

Descriptors :   *WATER, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *DREDGING, *SEDIMENTS, METALS, POLARIZATION, LABORATORY TESTS, CARBON, COEFFICIENTS, HYDROCARBONS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, CONTAMINANTS, DISSOLVING, HYDROPHOBIC PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Organic Chemistry
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE