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Main Title Models for Predicting the Fate of Synthetic Chemicals in Aquatic Ecosystems.
Author Burns, L. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/182;
Stock Number PB86-102159
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Marine biology ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical reactions ; Deterioration ; Sorption ; Reaction kinetics ; Photochemical reactions ; Hydrolysis ; Hydrogen cyanide ; Exposure ; Vaporizing ; Reprints ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-102159 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
The toxic effects of synthetic chemicals released into natural environments are a function of concentrations, of physico-chemical speciation, and of transformation products whose genesis is mediated by properties of the environment itself. Accurate evaluation of the probable consequences of particular releases requires an ability to forecast the speciation, transport, and transformations of chemicals. In aquatic systems, ionic and absorptive equilibria, advective and dispersive fluid transport, benthic uptake and release processes, volatilization, hydrolysis, direct and indirect photochemical processes, redox reactions, and microbial transformations have significant effects on the fate of introduced chemicals.