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Main Title Review and evaluation of available techniques for determining persistence and routes of degradation of chemical substances in the environment /
Author Howard, P. H.; Saxena, J.; Durkin, P. R.; Ou., L. T.
CORP Author Syracuse University. Research Corporation.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher Syracuse University Research Corp. ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Place Published Syracuse, N.Y. Springfield Va.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 560/5-75-006; SURC-TR-74-577; EPA-68-01-2210
Stock Number PB-243 825
OCLC Number 03418919
Subjects Soil--Pollution; Air--Pollution; Water--Pollution; Air pollution; Water pollution; Biodeterioration; Decomposition; Reviews; Water analysis; Water pollution detection; Photochemical reactions; Polymers; Chemical analysis; Measurement; Metabolism; Indicator species; Gas analysis; Plastics; Sewage; Soil chemistry; Chemical reactions; Molecular structure; Absorption(Biology); Residues; Bioaccumulation
Subject Added Ent Soils--Pollution.; Air--Pollution.; Water--Pollution.; Biodegradatie.
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/22/2014
EJBD EPA 560-5-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/22/2014
EKBD EPA-560/5-75-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ELDD EPA-560/5-75-006 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 05/23/2003
ELDM TD174.R49 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 05/23/2003
NTIS PB-243 825 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xvii, 549 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract This report reviews and evaluates the present state of techniques which have been used to determine the environmental persistence (biological, chemical and photochemical degradation) and routes of degradation of chemicals released in the environment by human activities. The techniques that were identified were reviewed and then evaluated for their ability to simulate natural environmental conditions, convenience of procedure, time requirements, necessary equipment and reproducibility. The ultimate evaluation was based on how well the methods have worked with well-known environmental contaminants. A Cost analysis of the test methods was undertaken to determine the feasibility of comprehensive screening of chemicals for environmental persistence. A relationship between chemical structure and environmental persistence is presented and some theoretical grounds for such correlations are discussed. An Attempt has been made to categorize chemicals for their suitability to various test methods based on consideration of physiochemical properties, toxicity, environmental release factors and commercial economic factors.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-549).
Access Notes Also available via the World Wide Web.
Author Added Ent
Howard, P. H.
Corporate Au Added Ent Syracuse University. Research Corporation.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
PUB Date Free Form 1975
NTIS Prices PC A24/MF A01
BIB Level m
Document Type BC
Medium unmediated
OCLC Time Stamp 20140919060424
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01596cam 2200373Ii 45020