Andrew J Sweetman

Summary

Affiliation: Lancaster University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Challenges in assessing release, exposure and fate of silver nanoparticles within the UK environment
    Cherrie M Whiteley
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Process Impacts 15:2050-8. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of soil organic carbon in the global cycling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs): interpreting and modelling field data
    Andrew J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Chemosphere 60:959-72. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Human exposure to PCDD/Fs in the UK: the development of a modelling approach to give historical and future perspectives
    A J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 26:37-47. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint A dynamic level IV multimedia environmental model: application to the fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in the United Kingdom over a 60-year period
    Andrew J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:930-40. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Modelling the fate of persistent organic pollutants in Europe: parameterisation of a gridded distribution model
    Konstantinos Prevedouros
    Environmental Science Department, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 128:251-61. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Continental scale passive air sampling of persistent organic pollutants using rapidly equilibrating thin films (POGs)
    Nick J Farrar
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 144:423-33. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the U.K. atmosphere: 1991-2005
    Sandra N Meijer
    Centre for Chemicals Management and Environmental Science Department, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3213-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in the sources of PCDD/Fs to and around the Venice Lagoon
    Matteo Dalla Valle
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 31:1040-6. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Modelling the atmospheric fate and seasonality of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the UK
    Konstantinos Prevedouros
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Chemosphere 56:195-208. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Passive air sampling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated naphthalenes across Europe
    Foday M Jaward
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:1355-64. 2004

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Challenges in assessing release, exposure and fate of silver nanoparticles within the UK environment
    Cherrie M Whiteley
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Process Impacts 15:2050-8. 2013
    ..This work highlights the on-going challenges faced when undertaking a risk assessment of AgNPs in the environment. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of soil organic carbon in the global cycling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs): interpreting and modelling field data
    Andrew J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Chemosphere 60:959-72. 2005
    ..Results from the model suggested that compound degradation rates in soil (linked to SOC content), temperature, vegetation cover and ecosystem C turnover are all likely to significantly influence POP air-soil exchange and fate...
  3. ncbi request reprint Human exposure to PCDD/Fs in the UK: the development of a modelling approach to give historical and future perspectives
    A J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 26:37-47. 2000
    ..The paper thus represents an initial modelling approach which defines both the historical (1920-present) and future (present-2020) fate of PCDD/Fs in the UK population...
  4. ncbi request reprint A dynamic level IV multimedia environmental model: application to the fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in the United Kingdom over a 60-year period
    Andrew J Sweetman
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:930-40. 2002
    ..Given the uncertainties in emission and advective inflow rates, the simulation of PCB fate in the United Kingdom is regarded as showing time trends that are in satisfactory agreement with monitoring data...
  5. ncbi request reprint Modelling the fate of persistent organic pollutants in Europe: parameterisation of a gridded distribution model
    Konstantinos Prevedouros
    Environmental Science Department, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 128:251-61. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Continental scale passive air sampling of persistent organic pollutants using rapidly equilibrating thin films (POGs)
    Nick J Farrar
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 144:423-33. 2006
    ..Spatial variation was strongly influenced by air mass origin, with lower levels being observed at most sites impacted by maritime air masses...
  7. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the U.K. atmosphere: 1991-2005
    Sandra N Meijer
    Centre for Chemicals Management and Environmental Science Department, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3213-8. 2008
    ..The atmospheric signature of total PAHs closely mirrors the emission signature, which lends strength to the idea that levels of PAHs in air are still mostly influenced by direct/local sources...
  8. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in the sources of PCDD/Fs to and around the Venice Lagoon
    Matteo Dalla Valle
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 31:1040-6. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Modelling the atmospheric fate and seasonality of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the UK
    Konstantinos Prevedouros
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Chemosphere 56:195-208. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Passive air sampling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated naphthalenes across Europe
    Foday M Jaward
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:1355-64. 2004
    ..Both PAH and PCN levels varied by more than two orders of magnitude. The implications for sources are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hexachlorobenzene in the global environment: emissions, levels, distribution, trends and processes
    Jonathan L Barber
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    Sci Total Environ 349:1-44. 2005
    ..Whilst the amount of HCB being emitted from contemporary soil is much lower, only a small amount of re-emission of HCB from soil to air is required to maintain contemporary air concentrations under the current primary emission scenario...
  12. doi request reprint Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in global background soils
    Jae Jak Nam
    Centre for Chemicals Management and Environmental Science Department, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UKLA1 4YQ
    J Environ Monit 11:45-8. 2009
    ..However, concentrations were also influenced by the holding capacity of the soils (i.e. sink-related factors) with statistically significant correlations observed between PAHs and soil organic matter (SOM), and black carbon (BC)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of historical trends of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in the Venice Lagoon, Italy
    Matteo Dalla Valle
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 31:1047-52. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Continuous monitoring of PCDD/Fs in the UK atmosphere: 1991-2008
    Athanasios Katsoyiannis
    Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 44:5735-40. 2010
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Temporal trends and controlling factors for polychlorinated biphenyls in the UK atmosphere (1991-2008)
    Jasmin K Schuster
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 44:8068-74. 2010
    ..Production and use restrictions came into force in the UK over 40 years ago; trends since monitoring began in the early 1990s should be seen as part of a continuing decline in ambient levels since that time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Passive air sampling of PCBs, PBDEs, and organochlorine pesticides across Europe
    Foday M Jaward
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 38:34-41. 2004
    ..HCB was relatively uniformly distributed, reflecting its persistence and high degree of mixing in air. Higher gamma-HCH, ppDDT, and ppDDE levels generally occurred in South and East Europe...
  17. ncbi request reprint Passive air sampling of polychlorinated biphenyls, organochlorine compounds, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers across Asia
    Foday M Jaward
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 39:8638-45. 2005
    ..Chlordane was highest in samples from Japan (which also had elevated levels of PCBs and DDTs) and was also elevated in some Chinese locations. PBDE levels were generally low in the region...
  18. ncbi request reprint European-scale modeling of concentrations and distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the pentabromodiphenyl ether product
    K Prevedouros
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4 YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 38:5993-6001. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Comparing measured and modelled PFOS concentrations in a UK freshwater catchment and estimating emission rates
    Mark R Earnshaw
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Int 70:25-31. 2014
    ..The total PFOS mass discharged annually via rivers from the UK has been estimated to be between 215 and 310kg, based on the per capita emission range derived in this study. ..
  20. doi request reprint Atmospheric polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the United Kingdom
    Askın Birgül
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Environ Pollut 169:105-11. 2012
    ..The detection of BDE-183 in the majority of samples hints that octa-bromodiphenylether has also been used extensively in the UK, however to a smaller extent than the penta- product...
  21. doi request reprint Estimating the aquatic emissions and fate of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) into the river Rhine
    Alexander G Paul
    Centre for Chemicals Management, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    J Environ Monit 14:524-30. 2012
    ..Transfer of PFOS to sediment is estimated to be minimal, and consequently discharges to the North Sea are roughly equal to PFOS releases to river water...
  22. ncbi request reprint The global re-cycling of persistent organic pollutants is strongly retarded by soils
    Wendy A Ockende
    Environmental Science Department, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    Environ Pollut 121:75-80. 2003
    ....
  23. doi request reprint PAH molecular diagnostic ratios applied to atmospheric sources: a critical evaluation using two decades of source inventory and air concentration data from the UK
    Athanasios Katsoyiannis
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8897-906. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Seasonal and long-term trends in atmospheric PAH concentrations: evidence and implications
    Konstantinos Prevedouros
    Environmental Science Department, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, LA1 4YQ, Lancaster, UK
    Environ Pollut 128:17-27. 2004
    ..The inherent noise in ambient air monitoring data makes it difficult to derive unambiguous evidence of underlying declines, to confirm the effectiveness of international source reduction measures...
  25. ncbi request reprint A congener-specific PCDD/F emissions inventory for the UK: do current estimates account for the measured atmospheric burden?
    R E Alcock
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    Chemosphere 43:183-94. 2001
    ..This supports measured evidence for the consistency of PCDD/F air profiles observed around the UK throughout the year...
  26. ncbi request reprint Metabolism and body-burden of PCBs in lactating dairy cows
    G O Thomas
    Environmental Science Department, Lancaster University, UK
    Chemosphere 39:1533-44. 1999
    ..g. PCB 149) whilst others are efficiently transferred to human dairy food products. An approach to predicting the degree of metabolism for individual PCB congeners is presented which gives good agreement with observations...
  27. ncbi request reprint Atmospheric emissions of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and other persistent organic pollutants during a major anthropogenic combustion event
    N J Farrar
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 38:1681-5. 2004
    ..g., BDE-99, -153, and -154) compared to that in background air. Estimates are made of the masses of compound classes that may have been emitted to the atmosphere during the festival...
  28. ncbi request reprint Estimation of the production, consumption, and atmospheric emissions of pentabrominated diphenyl ether in Europe between 1970 and 2000
    K Prevedouros
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4 YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 38:3224-31. 2004
    ..The emissions data derived here can be used in a spatially and temporally resolved form as input data for multi-media environmental fate modeling...
  29. ncbi request reprint The maximum reservoir capacity of soils for persistent organic pollutants: implications for global cycling
    M Dalla Valle
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 134:153-64. 2005
    ..Exchanges between oceans and land masses via the atmosphere is likely to be an important driver to the global cycling of these compounds, and net ocean-land transfers could occur in some areas...
  30. ncbi request reprint A first global production, emission, and environmental inventory for perfluorooctane sulfonate
    Alexander G Paul
    Centre for Chemicals Management, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 43:386-92. 2009
    ..Since cessation of POSF production by 3M in 2002, a reduction in some compartments has been observed, although current and future exposure is dependent on emission routes, subsequent transport and degradation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Field calibration of rapidly equilibrating thin-film passive air samplers and their potential application for low-volume air sampling studies
    N J Farrar
    Environmental Science Department, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 39:261-7. 2005
    ..Recommendations are made for future improvements/refinements in POG sampling and handling procedures...
  32. ncbi request reprint Estimation of PCDD/F distribution and fluxes in the Venice Lagoon, Italy: combining measurement and modelling approaches
    Matteo Dalla Valle
    Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Calle Larga S ta Marta, 2137, I 30123 Venice, Italy
    Chemosphere 51:603-16. 2003
    ..The QWASI model also indicates the tendency for the lighter PCDD/Fs to be released from surface sediment to the water column...
  33. ncbi request reprint Passive air sampling for persistent organic pollutants: introductory remarks to the special issue
    Tom Harner
    Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, 4905 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3H 5T4
    Environ Pollut 144:361-4. 2006
    ..We explain the need and benefit of developing PAS for POPs, the different approaches that can be used, and highlight future developments and needs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Understanding levels and trends of BDE-47 in the UK and North America: an assessment of principal reservoirs and source inputs
    Ruth E Alcock
    Environmental Research Solutions, Ghyll Cottage, Mill Side, Witherslack, Nr Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6SG, UK
    Environ Int 29:691-8. 2003
    ..Future efforts are needed to improve our knowledge of the stocks of PBDEs in use, and emission factors from those stocks, to better understand/predict past and likely future trends...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fate of higher brominated PBDEs in lactating cows
    Amelie Kierkegaard
    Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 41:417-23. 2007
    ..The results indicate that meat rather than dairy product consumption may be an important human exposure route to higher brominated BDEs...