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Main Title The design of laboratory systems for controlling the activity of moderately volatile organic compounds /
Author Westall, J. ; Brownawell, B. ; Hilburn, R. ; Schuytema, G. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Westall, John.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Chemistry.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/3-87/030
Stock Number PB87-231759
OCLC Number 18300311
Subjects Organic compounds
Additional Subjects Physical properties ; Air pollution control ; Volatile organic compounds ; Bioaccumulation ; Benzene/hexachloro
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ESBD  EPA-600-3-87-030 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/05/2017
NTIS  PB87-231759 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
The gas-phase transfer of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) from the solid to the chambers used for sediment-water bioaccumulation tests was investigated. The physical properties of HCB found in the literature are summarized. Significant discrepencies were found among different methods. The chief sources in uncertainty in these data were due to variations in temperature, and the possible incomplete equilibration of the solid with the gas. These items are discussed in detail. The theory for transfer from gas to a liquid is developed. The effects of association of HCB with humate and other competing processes (head space losses, adsorption to food, organisms, sediment) are included. Experimental data from the use of the apparatus in actual bioaccumulation experiments are discussed.
"August 1987."