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Trace Organic Chemicals in Biosolieds-Amended Soils: State-of-the-Science Review

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Christopher P. Higgins
Christopher P. Higgins
Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401-1887, Phone: 303-384-2002, Email: chiggins@mines.edu
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Jonathan O. Sharp
Jonathan O. Sharp
1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401-1887, Email: jsharp@mines.edu
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Jennifer G. Sepulvado
Jennifer G. Sepulvado
Colorado School of Mines
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BobbiJo Littrell
BobbiJo Littrell
Colorado School of Mines
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George O'Connor
George O'Connor
University of Florida
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Erin Snyder
Erin Snyder
Total Environmental Solutions, Inc.
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Drew McAvoy
Drew McAvoy
The Procter & Gamble Company
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IWA Publishing
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
9781780403441
Publication date:
November 2010

The presence of trace organic chemicals (TOrCs) in municipal biosolids in the U.S. has received considerable attention by the public and scientific community over the last several years. Of particular concern is whether the presence of TOrCs in biosolids results in significant risks to public health and the environment upon land application of the biosolids. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has evaluated the risks associated with dioxins present in biosolids-amended soils, to date, no other TOrCs, particularly those of emerging concern, have been subjected to complete risk assessments with respect to the land application of municipal biosolids. This study identified the scientific data gaps that should be filled if appropriate risk assessments are to be conducted. The focus of this effort was to compile data from published peer-reviewed literature that addresses the occurrence, mobility, persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, and microbial impacts of biosolids-borne TOrCs in soils. In addition, an evaluation of the current modeling approaches employed to evaluate the risks of biosolids-borne TOrCs was conducted.

This title belongs to WERF Research Report Series.

ISBN: 9781843393931 (Print)

ISBN: 9781780403441 (eBook)

Trace Organic Chemicals in Biosolieds-Amended Soils: State-of-the-Science Review
By: Christopher P. Higgins, Jonathan O. Sharp, Jennifer G. Sepulvado, BobbiJo Littrell, George O'Connor, Erin Snyder, Drew McAvoy
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780403441
ISBN (electronic): 9781780403441
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2010

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