Microcosm and mesocosm studies to compare the applicability of the TOXSWA and SLOOT.BOX fate models

J.W.H. van der Kolk, P.I. Adriaanse

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    Abstract

    In the Dutch registration procedure the aquatic fate model SLOOT.BOX is used to predict exposure concentrations of pesticides in aquatic systems. In the future, SLOOT.BOX will be replaced by the TOXSWA model. In this paper model results of TOXSWA and SLOOT.BOX are compared with experimental data. Both TOXSWA and SLOOT.BOX give good predictions of the concentration in water of linuron, a herbicide with low sorption capacity. Simulation results for chlorpyrifos, an insecticide with high sorption capacity, show that TOXSWA calculations correspond better with measured concentrations. This leads to the conclusion that sorption to macrophytes needs to be included in aquatic fate models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDevelopment of the TOXSWA model for predicting the behaviour of pesticides in surface water : proceedings of a workshop, held on November 8, 1994 at Wageningen, The Netherlands
    EditorsS.J.H. Crum, J.W. Deneer
    Pages41-47
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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    Keywords

    • air
    • air pollution
    • canals
    • hygiene
    • leaching
    • models
    • persistence
    • pesticide residues
    • pesticides
    • plant protection
    • research
    • rivers
    • soil
    • streams
    • surface water
    • water
    • water pollution
    • water quality

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    van der Kolk, J. W. H., & Adriaanse, P. I. (1995). Microcosm and mesocosm studies to compare the applicability of the TOXSWA and SLOOT.BOX fate models. In S. J. H. Crum, & J. W. Deneer (Eds.), Development of the TOXSWA model for predicting the behaviour of pesticides in surface water : proceedings of a workshop, held on November 8, 1994 at Wageningen, The Netherlands (pp. 41-47)