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Integrative assessment of sediment quality in acidification scenarios associated with carbon capture and storage operations

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DelValls, Angel [1] ; da Silva Souza, Lorena [2] ; de Seabra, Alessandra Aloise [1] ; Seabra Pereira, Camilo Dias [3, 1] ; Bonnail, Estefania [4] ; Riba, Inmaculada [3, 2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Santa Cecilia Univ UNISANTA, Dept Ecotoxicol, Santos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Cadiz, UNESCO UNITWIN WiCop, Fac Marine & Environm Sci, Cadiz - Spain
[3] Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Marine Sci, Santos, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Atacama, CIC, UDA, Copiapo - Chile
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS; v. 27, n. 3, p. 333-345, SEP 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Efforts to stem global change include the application of new technological developments that aim to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) through the carbon capture and storage (CCS) of this greenhouse gas in stable geological structures. In this paper, we assess the potential risks related to the application of CCS technology and the acidification of aquatic ecosystems through CO2 enrichment. We use the multiple lines of evidence approach (LOEs) to characterize the effects of the acidification with contamination in aquatic sediments. We highlight and discuss the effects of acidification on the LOEs including contamination and mobility of contaminants in sediments, toxicity, macrobenthic community structure, in situ effects, and bioaccumulation biomagnification processes. We further assess the results of acidification on the toxicity of organic contaminants such as antibiotics or illicit drugs like the freebase form of cocaine (crack). The main goal of using the LOE approach is to distinguish between adverse effects that are associated with contaminants and those related to acidification by enrichment of CO2 as a result of CCS technology. Previous assessments were not designed or conducted to incorporate an integrative point of view, nor did they employ a weight of evidence approach (WOE) in risk characterization and management of CCS operations and other situations related to acidification by enrichment of CO2 in the aquatic ecosystem. Based on the findings of this review, the WOE can identify the effects of the acidification on the different LOEs used for sediment quality: contaminant mobility, the adverse effects in organism under laboratory and field conditions, and the bioaccumulation-biomagnification of contaminants. The main strength in using the WOE is the ability of this method to discriminate between LOE responses associated with contamination by different organic and inorganic substances from those related to CO2 acidification itself. The WOE will significantly improve the risk assessment in areas affected by potential leakages of CO2 during CCS operations. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/25936-0 - Evaluation of toxicity of crack-cocaine to marine mussels exposed to different scenarios of acidification of global change: ToxCO2caine
Grantee:Camilo Dias Seabra Pereira
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International