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Estimating the environmental behavior of inorganic and organometal contaminants: Solubilities, bioaccumulation, and acute aquatic toxicities

Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-B

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Abstract

The estimation of environmental properties of inorganic species has been difficult. In this presentation aqueous solubility, bioconcentration and acute aquatic toxicity are estimated for inorganic compounds using existing Linear Solvation Energy Relationship (LSER) equations. Many estimations fall within an order of magnitude of the measured property. For complex solution chemistry, the accuracy of the estimations improve with the more complete description of the solution species present. The toxicities also depend on an estimation of the bioactive amount and configuration. A number of anion/cation combinations (salts) still resist accurate property estimation, and the reasons currently are not understood. These new variable values will greatly extend the application and utility of LSER for the estimation of environmental properties.

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Publication type:
Book
Publication Subtype:
Conference publication
Title:
Estimating the environmental behavior of inorganic and organometal contaminants: Solubilities, bioaccumulation, and acute aquatic toxicities
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
99-4018-B
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 477-482
Larger Work Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999
First page:
477
Last page:
482
Number of Pages:
6
Time Range Start:
1999-03-08
Time Range End:
1999-03-12
Conference Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, March 8-12, 1999
Conference Location:
Charleston, South Carolina
Conference Date:
1999-03-08T00:00:00