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The role of passive sampling in monitoring the environmental impacts of produced water discharges from the Norwegian oil and gas industry
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM). Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway.
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2016 (English)In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X, E-ISSN 1879-3363, Vol. 111, no 1-2, 33-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Stringent and periodic iteration of regulations related to the monitoring of chemical releases from the offshore oil and gas industry requires the use of ever changing, rapidly developing and technologically advancing techniques. Passive samplers play an important role in water column monitoring of produced water (PW) discharge to sea-water under Norwegian regulation, where they are used to; i) measure aqueous concentrations of pollutants, ii) quantify the exposure of caged organisms and investigate PW dispersal, and iii) validate dispersal models. This article summarises current Norwegian water column monitoring practice and identifies research and methodological gaps for the use of passive samplers in monitoring. The main gaps are; i) the range of passive samplers used should be extended, ii) differences observed in absolute concentrations accumulated by passive samplers and organisms should be understood, and iii) the link between PW discharge concentrations and observed acute and sub-lethal ecotoxicological end points in organisms should be investigated.

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2016. Vol. 111, no 1-2, 33-40 p.
Keyword [en]
Water column monitoring, Passive sampling, Oil industry, Alkylphenol, Ecotoxicological effects, Caged organisms
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136059DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.07.051ISI: 000384854100015PubMedID: 27514439OAI: diva2:1057926
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved

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