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Endpoint:
monitoring data
Type of information:
migrated information: read-across based on grouping of substances (category approach)
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Non-GLP monitoring studies conducted to a high standard.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Monitoring of environmental fingerprints of alcohol ethoxylates in Europe and Canada
Author:
Eadsforth C V, Sherren A J, Selby M A, Toy R, Eckhoff W S, McAvoy D C, Matthijs E
Year:
2006
Bibliographic source:
Ecotox. and Environ Safety, 64(1): 14-29

Materials and methods

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

In the results, Provinces are indicated as 2-letter abbreviations. Results are presented as µg/L concentrations as:

Location:           C12   C13   C14   C15   C16   C18  Total 
Treatment Type   
Vernon, BC: TF         0.393 0.174 0.428 0.886 0.452 0.718 3.051
Kelowna, BC: AS        0.243 0.102 0.107 0.181 0.095 0.121 0.849
Toronto, ON: AS 0.027 0.235 0.548 0.312 0.883 0.492 2.497
La Prairie,     0.070 0.030 0.029 0.041 0.057 0.068 0.295
QC: AS 
Victoriaville,         0.069 0.019 0.014 0.048 0.026 0.109 0.285
QC: AS 
Paris, ON, AS         0.036 0.030 0.033 0.059 0.083 0.060 0.301
Cardston,       1.251 0.961 3.354 3.257 3.180 2.174 14.2
AB: RBC 
Waterloo,       0.301 0.122 0.156 0.172 0.160 0.127 1.038
ON: AS 

TF = trickling filter
AS = activated sludge
RBC = rotating biological contactor

Data from activated sludge plants in Europe:

Total alcohol µg/L 
Location         C12   C13   C14   C15   C16   C18   Total
Northwich, UK         0.468 0.319 0.305 0.154 0.485 0.591 2.322
Cannock, UK         0.104 0.087 0.069 0.084 0.179 0.318 0.841
Rushmoor, UK         0.134 0.104 0.095 0.125 0.338 0.408 1.204
Kralingse Veer, 0.410 0.147 0.138 0.125 0.368 0.138 1.326
NL
De Meern, NL         0.282 0.208 0.174 0.155 0.472 0.239 1.53
Horstermeer,         0.360 0.211 0.212 0.136 0.598 1.209 2.726
NL 
Estepona, ES         0.214 0.073 0.182 0.148 0.999 1.144 2.76
La Vibora, ES         1.179 0.533 1.741 1.181 4.172 2.426 11.23
Munich, DE         0.010 0.023 0.007 0.034 0.005 0.008 0.087
Torino, IT         0.070 0.094 0.057 0.058 0.419 0.038 0.736
Robecco, IT         0.092 0.130 0.072 0.206 0.187 0.266 0.953
Ratingen, DE         0.046 0.052 0.033 0.083 0.037 0.068 0.319
 (usual country and US state designators)

Results for all carbon numbers are considered alongside each other to enable the context of every data point to be seen. In the overall interpretation

of the data, the results have been used with those from other studies to determine the contribution of measured alcohol concentrations from 

various sources.

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