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Analysis of uncertainty in estimating dioxin bioaccumulation potential in sediment-exposed benthos

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Date

2004-09

Authors

Clarke, Joan U.
McFarland, Victor A.
Lutz, Charles H.
Jones, Robert P.
Pickard, Scott W.

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Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)

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PURPOSE: This technical note demonstrates two methods for analyzing uncertainty in estimating theoretical bioaccumulation potential (TBP) in benthic organisms residing in or on sediments contaminated with polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/F). An additional question addressed is whether congener-specific biota/sediment accumulation factors (BSAFs) in the TBP calculation provide a more certain estimate than simply using a generalized BSAF representing all congeners.

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Technical Note

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Dredging, Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)

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