Gerard Cornelissen

Summary

Affiliation: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Large-scale field study on thin-layer capping of marine PCDD/F-contaminated sediments in Grenlandfjords, Norway: physicochemical effects
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930 Ullevaal, NO 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 46:12030-7. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of added PAHs and precipitated humic acid coatings on phenanthrene sorption to environmental Black carbon
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute of Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Pollut 141:526-31. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Assessing PAH and PCB emissions from the relocation of harbour sediments using equilibrium passive samplers
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 72:1581-7. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Remediation of contaminated marine sediment using thin-layer capping with activated carbon--a field experiment in Trondheim harbor, Norway
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadium, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:6110-6. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Sorption to black carbon of organic compounds with varying polarity and planarity
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3688-94. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Sorption of organic compounds to fresh and field-aged activated carbons in soils and sediments
    Amy M P Oen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930, Ullevål Stadium, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 46:810-7. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Extensive sorption of organic compounds to black carbon, coal, and kerogen in sediments and soils: mechanisms and consequences for distribution, bioaccumulation, and biodegradation
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Sciences ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:6881-95. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Aerosol-water distribution of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in the Baltic Sea region
    Anna Sobek
    Department of Applied Environmental Science ITM, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 47:781-9. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Freely dissolved concentrations and sediment-water activity ratios of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in the open Baltic Sea
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Sciences ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8733-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Relation between PAH and black carbon contents in size fractions of Norwegian harbor sediments
    Amy M P Oen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Pb 3930 Ullevaal Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Pollut 141:370-80. 2006

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Publications49

  1. doi request reprint Large-scale field study on thin-layer capping of marine PCDD/F-contaminated sediments in Grenlandfjords, Norway: physicochemical effects
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930 Ullevaal, NO 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 46:12030-7. 2012
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  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of added PAHs and precipitated humic acid coatings on phenanthrene sorption to environmental Black carbon
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute of Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Pollut 141:526-31. 2006
    ..Therefore, competition between d(10)-PHE and the native PAHs could explain the whole attenuation of sorption to BC in unmodified sediments...
  3. doi request reprint Assessing PAH and PCB emissions from the relocation of harbour sediments using equilibrium passive samplers
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 72:1581-7. 2008
    ..The POM-55 equilibrium passive samplers are here shown to be useful tools for measuring and understanding the dynamics involved in the release of dissolved contaminants during sediment relocation...
  4. doi request reprint Remediation of contaminated marine sediment using thin-layer capping with activated carbon--a field experiment in Trondheim harbor, Norway
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadium, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:6110-6. 2011
    ..Thus, application of an AC-clay mixture is recommended as the optimal choice of the currently tested thin-layer capping methods for PAHs, and more research on optimizing its implementation is needed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Sorption to black carbon of organic compounds with varying polarity and planarity
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3688-94. 2005
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  6. doi request reprint Sorption of organic compounds to fresh and field-aged activated carbons in soils and sediments
    Amy M P Oen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930, Ullevål Stadium, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 46:810-7. 2012
    ..Thus, a certain level of long-term sustainability of this remediation approach is observed, but conclusions for decade-long periods cannot be drawn solely based on the present study...
  7. ncbi request reprint Extensive sorption of organic compounds to black carbon, coal, and kerogen in sediments and soils: mechanisms and consequences for distribution, bioaccumulation, and biodegradation
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Sciences ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:6881-95. 2005
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  8. doi request reprint Aerosol-water distribution of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in the Baltic Sea region
    Anna Sobek
    Department of Applied Environmental Science ITM, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 47:781-9. 2013
    ..These findings can be used to improve future fate modeling of PCBs and PCDD/Fs in marine environments and specifically the Baltic Sea...
  9. ncbi request reprint Freely dissolved concentrations and sediment-water activity ratios of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in the open Baltic Sea
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Sciences ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8733-9. 2008
    ..Comparison of C(PW) with total sediment concentrations indicated that more than 90% of the compounds were sorbed to sedimentary black carbon...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relation between PAH and black carbon contents in size fractions of Norwegian harbor sediments
    Amy M P Oen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Pb 3930 Ullevaal Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Pollut 141:370-80. 2006
    ..As sorption to BC is much stronger than sorption to OC, this may result in significantly lower dissolved concentrations of PAH than expected on the basis of organic carbon partitioning alone...
  11. doi request reprint The contribution of urban runoff to organic contaminant levels in harbour sediments near two Norwegian cities
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930, Ulleval Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Mar Pollut Bull 56:565-73. 2008
    ..Since there are ongoing emissions into the two studied harbour areas, it is concluded that the addition of an actively sorbing capping material such as activated carbon might be the best remediation alternative...
  12. ncbi request reprint Strong sorption of native PAHs to pyrogenic and unburned carbonaceous geosorbents in sediments
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 40:1197-203. 2006
    ..Itwas shown that phenanthrene sorption to AC was, on average, reduced by a factor of 6 in sediment-AC mixtures compared to pure AC...
  13. doi request reprint Field measurement of diffusional mass transfer of HOCs at the sediment-water interface
    Espen Eek
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930, Ullevaal Stadion, NO 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 44:6752-9. 2010
    ..Measured fluxes from the uncapped sediment agreed well with calculated fluxes, the median of the ratio of the measured flux over the calculated flux was 0.9 with an inter quartile range of 0.5-1.6...
  14. ncbi request reprint Estimating the in situ sediment-porewater distribution of PAHs and chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons in anthropogenic impacted sediments
    Hans Peter H Arp
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5576-85. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint How quality and quantity of organic matter affect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon desorption from Norwegian harbor sediments
    Amy M P Oen
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:1258-67. 2006
    ..Furthermore, significant positive correlations between desorption behavior and the average particle size were observed, which could be explained by retarded intraparticle diffusion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting low biota to sediment accumulation factors of PAHs by using infinite-sink and equilibrium extraction methods as well as BC-inclusive modeling
    Amy M P Oen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NGI, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 64:1412-20. 2006
    ..reticulata. Risk assessment strategies of in situ contamination should therefore include a combination of chemical methods accounting for bioavailability, as well as bioaccumulation studies...
  17. doi request reprint Sorption of native polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) to black carbon and amended activated carbon in soil
    Rahel C Brändli
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Ulleval Stadion, Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 73:1805-10. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint Prediction of large variation in biota to sediment accumulation factors due to concentration-dependent black carbon adsorption of planar hydrophobic organic compounds
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute for Applied Environmental Research, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:495-8. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Relations between environmental black carbon sorption and geochemical sorbent characteristics
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute for Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 38:3632-40. 2004
    ..Because of the limited variation in BC sorption strength with widely varying BC characteristics, the presented BC sorption coefficients may putatively be used as generic starting points for environmental modeling purposes...
  20. doi request reprint In situ measurement of PCB pore water concentration profiles in activated carbon-amended sediment using passive samplers
    Amy M P Oen
    Department of Environmental Technology, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:4053-9. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Use of life cycle assessments to evaluate the environmental footprint of contaminated sediment remediation
    Magnus Sparrevik
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, NO 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:4235-41. 2011
    ..The results from this study show that LCA may be a valuable tool for assessing the environmental footprint of sediment remediation projects and for sustainable sediment management...
  22. doi request reprint Sorption of PAHs and PCBs to activated carbon: coal versus biomass-based quality
    Katja Amstaetter
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Environmental Engineering, Ullevaal, 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 87:573-8. 2012
    ..This difference is tentatively attributed to the difference in pore size distribution, narrow pores being more prone to clogging, and could have implications for remediation feasibility with AC from different sources...
  23. ncbi request reprint Black carbon-inclusive modeling approaches for estimating the aquatic fate of dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans
    James M Armitage
    Department of Applied Environmental Science ITM, Stockholm University, SE 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3697-703. 2008
    ..However, for estimation of K(TOC) or dissolved water concentrations, both versions of the combined AOC and BC sorption models provided greatly improved estimates compared to the AOC-only model...
  24. ncbi request reprint Field testing of equilibrium passive samplers to determine freely dissolved native polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:499-508. 2008
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  25. doi request reprint Influence of historical industrial epochs on pore water and partitioning profiles of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in Oslo Harbor, Norway, sediment cores
    Hans Peter H Arp
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:843-51. 2011
    ..Reexposure of sediments of this epoch increases risks to local benthic species. Implications on natural recovery as a sediment management strategy are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Black carbon-dominated PCDD/Fs sorption to soils at a former wood impregnation site
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Applied Environmental Sciences ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Chemosphere 72:1455-61. 2008
    ..This study shows that strong sorption to BC should be included when assessing ecotoxicological risk or modeling transport to groundwater of PCDD/Fs in soil...
  27. doi request reprint Activated carbon amendment to sequester PAHs in contaminated soil: a lysimeter field trial
    Sarah E Hale
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Ulleval Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 87:177-84. 2012
    ..DOC was bound by AC, while the concentrations of nutrients (NO(3), NO(2), NH(4), PO(4), P-total, K, Ca and Mg) were variable and likely affected by external environmental factors...
  28. doi request reprint Quantifying the total and bioavailable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dioxins in biochars
    Sarah E Hale
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, PO Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 46:2830-8. 2012
    ..No clear pattern of how strongly PAHs were bound to different biochars was found based on the biochars' physicochemical properties...
  29. doi request reprint Predicting pore water EPA-34 PAH concentrations and toxicity in pyrogenic-impacted sediments using pyrene content
    Hans Peter H Arp
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:5139-46. 2011
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  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of sorbate planarity on environmental black carbon sorption
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute of Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 38:3574-80. 2004
    ..Using the measured BC nanopore surface area, a close agreement between modeled and measured BC sorption data could be found...
  31. doi request reprint Quantification of activated carbon contents in soils and sediments using chemothermal and wet oxidation methods
    Rahel C Brändli
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, PO Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Pollut 157:3465-70. 2009
    ..Wet oxidation effectively functioned for AC quantification in sediments, with almost complete AC recovery (81-92%) and low remaining amounts of native organic carbon (5-16%)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Bioaccumulation of native polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from sediment by a polychaete and a gastropod: freely dissolved concentrations and activated carbon amendment
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, N 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:2349-55. 2006
    ..This implies that either site-specific evaluations of AC amendment are necessary, using several site-relevant benthic organisms, or that the physiology of H. reticulata caused artifactually high BSAF values in the presence of AC...
  33. doi request reprint Short-term effect of the soil amendments activated carbon, biochar, and ferric oxyhydroxide on bacteria and invertebrates
    Sarah E Hale
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930, Ulleval Stadion, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 47:8674-83. 2013
    ..It is concluded that the four soil amendments had variable but never strongly deleterious effects on the bacteria and invertebrates studied here during the respective recommended experimental test periods. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint Importance of unburned coal carbon, black carbon, and amorphous organic carbon to phenanthrene sorption in sediments
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute for Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:764-9. 2005
    ..This indicates that it is important to consider strong sorption to coal in the risk assessment of coal-impacted geosorbents (e.g., river beds) where coal is mined/shipped and manufactured gas plant sites...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sorption characteristics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aluminum smelter residues
    Gijs D Breedveld
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, P O Box 3930, N 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 41:2542-7. 2007
    ..Weathering of the coal tar residue and/or redistribution of PAH between coal tar and BC phases could explain the reduced availability in aged samples...
  36. doi request reprint Life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impact of biochar implementation in conservation agriculture in Zambia
    Magnus Sparrevik
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 47:1206-15. 2013
    ..Of special importance is the biochar production technique which has to be evaluated from both environmental/climate, health and social perspectives...
  37. ncbi request reprint Passive partitioning of polychlorinated biphenyls between seawater and zooplankton, a study comparing observed field distributions to equilibrium sorption experiments
    Anna Sobek
    Department of Applied Environmental Science ITM, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 40:6703-8. 2006
    ..7-50 microm), which supports the absence of significant biomagnification...
  38. doi request reprint Activated carbon and biochar amendments decrease pore-water concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sewage sludge
    Patryk Oleszczuk
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, Oslo, Norway
    Bioresour Technol 111:84-91. 2012
    ..It is concluded that both AC and biochar are effective at reducing PAH pore-water concentrations, the more expensive and non-carbon negative AC having the greatest effect...
  39. doi request reprint Diffusion of PAH and PCB from contaminated sediments with and without mineral capping; measurement and modelling
    Espen Eek
    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, PO Box 3930 Ullevaal Stadion, NO 0806 Oslo, Norway
    Chemosphere 71:1629-38. 2008
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  40. doi request reprint Effects of chemical, biological, and physical aging as well as soil addition on the sorption of pyrene to activated carbon and biochar
    Sarah E Hale
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute NGI, P O Box 3930, Ulleval Stadion, N 0806, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Sci Technol 45:10445-53. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that AC and biochar have a high sorption capacity for pyrene that is maintained both in the presence of soil and during harsh aging. Both materials could therefore be considered in contaminated land remediation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Sorption of phenanthrene to environmental black carbon in sediment with and without organic matter and native sorbates
    Gerard Cornelissen
    Institute for Applied Environmental Research ITM, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 38:148-55. 2004
    ..Because sorption is a central process affecting contaminant behavior and ecotoxicity, understanding this process can strongly contribute to risk assessment and fate modeling...
  42. doi request reprint Tributyltin sorption to marine sedimentary black carbon and to amended activated carbon
    Rahel C Brändli
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
    Environ Toxicol Chem 28:503-8. 2009
    ..The results indicate that powdered AC might be a feasible remediation agent for sediments contaminated by organotins...
  43. doi request reprint Influence of activated carbon and biochar on phytotoxicity of air-dried sewage sludges to Lepidium sativum
    Patryk Oleszczuk
    Institute of Soil Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Life Sciences, ul Leszczyńskiego 7, 20 602 Lublin, Poland
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 80:321-6. 2012
    ..The extension of the contact time between AC/biochar and sewage sludges had a negative impact on root growth...
  44. ncbi request reprint Influence of sorbate planarity on the magnitude of rapidly desorbing fractions of organic compounds in sediment
    Paul C M Van Noort
    Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment RIZA, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:2326-30. 2002
    ..The present findings suggest that simple molecular modeling of the thickness of nonplanar organic compounds enables the estimation of the affinity for rapidly desorbing sites relative to planar compounds...
  45. ncbi request reprint Direct evidence of sequestration in sediments affecting the bioavailability of hydrophobic organic chemicals to benthic deposit-feeders
    Rik Kraaij
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Sci Technol 36:3525-9. 2002
    ..Furthermore, the present study demonstrates the need to modify traditional use of the equilibrium partitioning model to account for variation in the sequestration status of HOC in sediments...
  46. ncbi request reprint Slow and very slow desorption of organic compounds from sediment: influence of sorbate planarity
    Paul C M Van Noort
    Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment RIZA, PO Box 17, 8200 AA, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Water Res 37:2317-22. 2003
    ..The difference in influence of sorbate planarity on the very slowly desorbing domain as compared to the slowly desorbing domain points to different environments for the slowly and the very slowly desorbing fractions...
  47. ncbi request reprint Black carbon: the reverse of its dark side
    Albert A Koelmans
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group, AEW, Wageningen University, P O Box 8080, Ritsemabosweg 32a, 6700 DD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Chemosphere 63:365-77. 2006
    ..This implies that current environmental risk assessment systems for these contaminants may be unnecessarily safe...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effects of contact time on the sequestration and bioavailability of different classes of hydrophobic organic chemicals to benthic oligochaetes (Tubificidae)
    Rik H Kraaij
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:752-9. 2002
    ..The present study provides evidence of a relationship between sequestration status and bioavailability of HOC to benthic deposit feeders...
  49. doi request reprint Passive samplers versus surfactant extraction for the evaluation of PAH availability in sediments with variable levels of contamination
    Mickaël Barthe
    Institut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski ISMER, Universite du Quebec a Rimouski, 310 allee des Ursulines, Rimouski Qc, Canada G5L 3A1
    Chemosphere 71:1486-93. 2008
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