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Toxicity Identification and Evaluation in Marine Sediments - WT06020

To develop a bioassay directed fractionation procedure capable of identifyinghydrophobic and hydrophilic hazardous substances in marine sediments, the endpoints used in the assay to allow for the concurrent identification of toxic (lethal), mutagenic and oestogenic substances.

To perform a survey of industrially impacted marine areas in the UK using the developed methodology.

To provide the Department with a priority list of compounds with a demonstrated hazard in selected marine sediments.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) of Marine Sediments - Final Report   (2307k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2002

Cost: £232,345
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Analytical Chemistry              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Marine conservation              
Marine Sediments              
Nature conservation              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Water Quality