Sediment toxicity of a rapidly biodegrading nonionic surfactant: Comparing the equilibrium partitioning approach with measurements in pore water.

@article{Droge2008SedimentTO,
  title={Sediment toxicity of a rapidly biodegrading nonionic surfactant: Comparing the equilibrium partitioning approach with measurements in pore water.},
  author={Steven T J Droge and Jaap F. Postma and Joop L. M. Hermens},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={4215-21}
}
The equilibrium partitioning theory (EqP) assumes that the toxicity of nonionic surfactants in sediment can be predicted from water-only toxicity data as long as the effect concentrations are properly normalized for chemical activity. Therefore, in marine sediment toxicity tests with the model alcohol ethoxylate (AE), C12EO8, freely dissolved concentrations… CONTINUE READING