Multimedia partitioning, overall persistence, and long-range transport potential in the context of POPs and PBT chemical assessments.

@article{Scheringer2009MultimediaPO,
  title={Multimedia partitioning, overall persistence, and long-range transport potential in the context of POPs and PBT chemical assessments.},
  author={Martin Scheringer and Kevin C Jones and Michael Matthies and Staci L Massey Simonich and Dik van de Meent},
  journal={Integrated environmental assessment and management},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={557-76}
}
For the identification and assessment of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), overall persistence (P(ov)) and long-range transport potential (LRTP) are important indicators. In this article, we first give an overview of methods to determine P(ov) and LRTP and discuss the influence of multimedia partitioning of semivolatile organic chemicals (SOCs) on P(ov) and LRTP. Next, we summarize the most important features of various multimedia… CONTINUE READING