This study involves 12 participants (from the US, Norway, and the Netherlands) that will contribute to the study voluntarily.
The main objective of this study is to map the state of the art in passive sampling sediments and to investigate which measures we can take to reduce any inter-method and -laboratory variation, in order to increase confidence in the use of passive sampling and to advance its use outside the scientific domain. A carefully designed study will identify sources of existing variation and means to reduce the variation, with the aim to provide recommendations and practical guidance for specific passive sampling formats.
Michiel T. O. Jonker, Stephan A. van der Heijden, Dave Adelman, Jennifer N. Apell, Robert M. Burgess, Yongju Choi, Loretta A. Fernandez, Geanna M. Flavetta, Upal Ghosh, Philip M. Gschwend, Sarah E. Hale, Mehregan Jalalizadeh, Mohammed Khairy, Mark A. Lampi, Wenjian Lao, Rainer Lohmann, Michael J. Lydy, Keith A. Maruya, Samuel A. Nutile, Amy M. P. Oen, Magdalena I. Rakowska, Danny Reible, Tatsiana P. Rusina, Foppe Smedes, Yanwen Wu. Advancing the Use of Passive Sampling in Risk Assessment and Management of Sediments Contaminated with Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals: Results of an International Ex Situ Passive Sampling Interlaboratory Comparison. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 Mar 20;52(6):3574-3582. (Click here for supporting information).
Michiel T.O. Jonker. Advancing the Use of Passive Sampling in Risk Assessment and Management of Sediments Contaminated with Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals: Results of an International Ex Situ Passive Sampling Interlaboratory Comparison. SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, May 2016, Nantes, France.
In the media:
Scientists exploit the power of a simple, polymer-based tool to detect toxic chemicals in soil. Nature Asia, May 2018.