Estimation of inorganic species aquatic toxicity

Edited by: Gary K. Ostrander


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The acute aquatic toxicities (narcoses) for a range of organism types may be estimated with LSER for a large number of inorganic and organometal species, many with an accuracy at or within an order of magnitude. Optimum estimations make use of a bioavailable metal fraction and a more accurate structure(s) for the toxic solution species. The estimated toxicities for a number of salts were quite different from the observed values, likely due to a dominant specific toxicity mechanism other than baseline narcosis. The tool still requires fine-tuning.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Estimation of inorganic species aquatic toxicity
Volume 2
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Publisher location Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description p. 617-629
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Techniques in aquatic toxicology
First page 617
Last page 629