An opinion on the distribution and behavior of chemicals in response to climate change, with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region

Sadler, Ross, Gabric, Albert, Shaw, Glen, Shaw, Emily and Connell, Des (2011) An opinion on the distribution and behavior of chemicals in response to climate change, with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 93 1: 3-31. doi:10.1080/02772248.2010.505195


Author Sadler, Ross
Gabric, Albert
Shaw, Glen
Shaw, Emily
Connell, Des
Title An opinion on the distribution and behavior of chemicals in response to climate change, with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region
Journal name Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-2248
1029-0486
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02772248.2010.505195
Volume 93
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 31
Total pages 29
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There is a general lack of knowledge as regards the effects of climate change on pollutant behavior. This is particularly true of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR). This region has major significance in terms of global pollutant emission and also displays a wide variety of environments. This review presents the authors’ opinions on possible implications of climate change for pollutant behavior in the APR. Although differing responses can be expected across the region, there are clear implications as regards the short- and long-term behavior of pollutants. Effects can be predicted through modeling, but further data are required for model calibration. Nevertheless, it can be predicted that climate change will affect processes including global distillation of persistent organic pollutants, airborne transport of heavy metals, half-life of readily degradable pollutants, and eutrophication in water bodies. Particulates are expected to play a central role in mediating the effects of climate change, and successful predictive models will need to be based on particulate-mediated transport and behavior. Climate change also has the potential to cause an increase in the intensity and frequency of harmful algal blooms in aquatic environments throughout the region, with significant implications for supply of both food and drinking water. 
Keyword Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Harmful Algal Blooms
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Long Range Transport
Henrys Law Constant
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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