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Main Title Water-related environmental fate of 129 priority pollutants. Volume I, Introduction and technical background, metals and inorganics, pesticides and PCBs /
Author Callahan, Michael A. ; Slimak, Michael W. ; Gabel, Norman W. ; May, Ira P. ; Fowler., Charles F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Callahan, Michael A.
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Planning and Standards.
Publisher Office of Water Planning and Standards, Office of Water and Waste Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-440/4-79-029a; EPA-68-01-3852
Stock Number PB80-204373
OCLC Number 23116831
Subjects Water--Pollution
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Transport properties ; Concentration(Composition) ; Metals ; Inorganic compounds ; Pesticides ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Path of pollutants ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 440/4-79-029a Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/11/2016
ESAD  EPA 440-4-79-029a Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/11/2015
NTIS  PB80-204373 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
This report is a literature search and summary of relevant data for the individual fate processes (hydrolysis, biodegradation, photolysis, etc.) which might be expected to occur if a pollutant were introduced into an aquatic system. The report is organized into 101 individual chapters for pollutants or small groups of pollutants, and four introductory chapters. Each chapter has its own references so the chapters can be used independently. The approach taken by this report is to summarize data on the individual processes which might be important in describing the transport and fate of pollutants introduced at low concentrations (e.g., ppm or less) into aquatic environments. If transport processes will result in significant pollutant transfer to another medium (e.g., air, sediments), data are included where available to describe what happens to the pollutant in the medium to which the pollutant was transferred. A list of the literature covered in the search is included. Results of the literature search are that a significant amount of information on most pollutants was found, but that the information was more useful in making qualitative judgements about the pollutant transport and fate than for making quantitative predictions of concentrations in the environment. Availability of rate constants useful in mathematical fate models was limited.
"Monitoring and Data Support Division, Office of Water Planning and Standards." "December 1979." "EPA-440/4-79-029a." Photocopy.