Bioavailability of hydrophobic organic compounds in thin-layered capped sediments.


The effect of a thin sand capping layer (7.5 cm) on the bioavailability of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs, i.e., PCBs and naphthalene) was studied using oligochaete worms, and the results compared to previously obtained bioavailability tests with a reactive core mat (RCM) cap. The study investigated the difference in HOC concentration in worms exposed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.017