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Main Title Prediction of Buffer Catalysis in Field and Laboratory Studies of Pollutant Hydrolysis Reactions.
Author Purdue, E. M. ; Wolfe, N. L. ;
CORP Author Portland State Univ., OR.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-168;
Stock Number PB84-171016
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Hydrolysis ; Buffers(Chemistry) ; Catalysis ; Mathematical models ; Reaction kinetics ; Thermodynamics ; Degradation ; Chemical reactions ; Laboratory equipment ; Field tests ; pH ; Reprints ; Bronsted equation ; Ecosystems
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NTIS  PB84-171016 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 10p
A mathematical model, based on application of the Bronsted equations for general acid-base catalysis, has been developed for use in forecasting the maximum contribution of buffer catalysis in pollutant hydrolysis reactions. The predictive capacity of the model is utilized to examine the potential significance of buffer catalysis in selected buffers and in a nutrient medium, both typical of laboratory studies, as well as in natural waters of varying chemical composition. Buffer catalysis is predicted to be potentially significant in laboratory studies that use buffers at concentrations above 0.001 M to maintain constant pH; however, at the very low concentrations of Bronsted acids and bases in most aquatic environments, this phenomenon is probably insignificant. (Copyright (c) 1983 by the American Chemical Society.)