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Endpoint:
additional information on environmental fate and behaviour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: results reported were all obtained under conditions relevant for setting the partition coefficient for zinc in marine waters;

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Trace metal partitioning in estuaries: importnace of salinity and particle concentration
Author:
Turner A
Year:
1996
Bibliographic source:
marine Chemistry 54,27-39

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
reported data based on measurements of zinc in suspended matter and water fraction at different locations and calculations of the Kd.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Type of study / information:
partition coeficients are reported for different locations in Europe

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
results expressed as "zinc". The elemental concentrations, originating from various chemical forms, are measured.

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

 

Marine Water body

Kd (l/kg)

Clyde

6104

Dee

8898

Tweed

9899

 

geomean

8131

 

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Reported resuls are useful for deriving partition coefficient for Marine waters.
Executive summary:

Paper reported experimental data on 3 UK marine waters. The geomean Kd of reported values is 8131 l/kg.