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Han, Z., S. Abel, J. Akkanen, and D. Werner.
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 92(8):1938-1942(2017)

Concerns about ecotoxic side-effects of the most commonly used environmental sorbent, activated carbon, on sensitive, sediment-dwelling organisms like Lumbriculus variegates potentially limit its wider application. Using River Tyne sediment polluted with PAHs as a case study, sorbent alternatives and magnetic sorbent recovery were investigated as potential engineering strategies to mitigate ecotoxic side-effects on L. variegates. The study included an evaluation of the potential benefits of contacting the treated sediment with fresh River Tyne water to begin its ecological restoration, as would naturally occur over time in the intended applications. This paper is Open Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5516141/?tool=pmcentrez&report=abstract.

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