Bioavailability: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Interactions / Edition 1

Bioavailability: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Interactions / Edition 1

by Jerry Hamelink, William H. Benson, Peter F. Landrum, Harold Bergman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566700868

ISBN-13: 9781566700863

Pub. Date: 07/12/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Practical and provocative, Bioavailability reviews prevalent understanding of the physical-chemical-biological mechanisms that control the bioavailability of both organic and inorganic contaminants in aquatic environments.

  • Discusses the complex issues that surround many regulatory issues
  • Emphasizes the need to identify and control that portion of the
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    Overview

    Practical and provocative, Bioavailability reviews prevalent understanding of the physical-chemical-biological mechanisms that control the bioavailability of both organic and inorganic contaminants in aquatic environments.

  • Discusses the complex issues that surround many regulatory issues
  • Emphasizes the need to identify and control that portion of the total concentration that is biologically available and can cause adverse effects, i.e., "active"
  • Examines the influence of dynamic factors, such as pH, alkalinity, and light on these mechanisms
  • Addresses the subject of speciation for both organic and inorganic contaminants
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781566700863
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    07/12/1994
    Series:
    Setac Special Publications Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    256
    Product dimensions:
    7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.75(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction1
    Physicochemical Factors Affecting Toxicity in Freshwater: Hardness, pH, and Temperature5
    Chemical and Biological Factors Affecting Bioavailability of Contaminants in Seawater23
    Synopsis of Discussion Session on Physicochemical Factors Affecting Toxicity31
    Ligands and the Bioavailability of Metals in Aquatic Environments39
    Synopsis of Discussion Session on the Bioavailability of Inorganic Contaminants63
    Interactions of Organic Pollutants with Inorganic Solid Phases: Are They Important to Bioavailability?73
    Interactions of Organic Chemicals with Particulate and Dissolved Organic Matter in the Aquatic Environment83
    Synopsis of Discussion Session: Influences of Particulate and Dissolved Material on the Bioavailability of Organic Compounds93
    Photochemical Aspects of Bioavailability109
    Effects of Redox Processes on Acid-Producing Potential and Metal Mobility in Sediments119
    Sediment-Water Exchange Processes143
    Synopsis of Discussion Session: The Effects of Variable Redox Potentials, pH, and Light on Bioavailability in Dynamic Water-Sediment Environments155
    Unraveling the Choreography of Contaminant Kinetics: Approaches to Quantifying the Uptake of Chemicals by Organisms171
    Physiological and Biochemical Mechanisms that Regulate the Accumulation and Toxicity of Environmental Chemicals in Fish179
    Synopsis of Discussion Session on the Kinetics Behind Environmental Bioavailability203
    Summary and Conclusions221
    Index231

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