On the use of the partitioning approach to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in sediments: a review of existing data.

@article{Dueri2008OnTU,
  title={On the use of the partitioning approach to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in sediments: a review of existing data.},
  author={Sibylle Dueri and Javier Castro-Jim{\'e}nez and Jos{\'e}-Manuel Zald{\'i}var Comenges},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={403 1-3},
  pages={23-33}
}
A review of experimental data has been performed to study the relationships between the concentration in water, pore water and sediments for different families of organic contaminants. The objective was to determine whether it is possible to set EQS for sediments from EQS defined for surface waters in the Daughter Directive of the European Parliament (COM (2006) 397). The analysis of experimental data showed that even though in some specific cases there is a coupling between water column and… CONTINUE READING