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1982). However, AS developments are rapid many new or improved methods have become available since this handbook was issued. Using this handbook as its basis, a computer program was developed to estimate physico-chemical properties. This program (CHEMEST), updated regularly, is commercially available. Estimation methods for the absolute minimum set of data are now discussed in more detail. OCTANOL/WATER PARTITION COEFFICIENT The octanollwater partition coefficient can be regarded as a multiple purpose parameter.
Recently more sophisticated estimation methods have been developed to calculate the initial dilution. In the us and elsewhere the concept of the mixing zone has been adopted in which higher concentrations than the EQS are permitted but beyond the mixing zone concentrations must be less than the EQS (EPA, 1982). , 1985). For many chemicals no standards are available and even less is known about the effect of mixtures of chemicals. Therefore, in many countries toxicity data on the effluent itself are also required, for end-of-pipe regulation, permitting, and monitoring.
Subsequently, aquatic fate models were developed to assess the exposure of the aquatic ecosystem to other types of chemicals. , 1980; Burns and Cline, 1985) which has been used, for example, to assess the exposure in aquatic systems to pesticide runoff from agricultural land (Wood, 1986). , 1985). , 1984). 5 THE ENVIRONMENTAL FATE OF ORGANIC CHEMICALS Schematic representation of a local modelling exercise: plume calculations for atmospheric, aquatic and groundwater pollution environmental quality models with expert knowledge on fate and effects of chemicals to assist authorities in impact assessments.