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Main Title Abiotic transformations of pesticides in natural waters and sediments /
Author Wolfe, N. Lee.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/026; ISBN-0-471-50232-4
Stock Number PB92-150481
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Water pollution ; Sediments ; Organic compounds ; Oxidation reduction reactions ; Kinetics ; Ecology ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Biotransformation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-150481 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Selected organic compounds can undergo abiotic reduction in anaerobic sediment systems. The factors that govern these reactions are not well defined, but the chemistry and the biology are strongly coupled. No ideal methodology is now available to quantitatively separate the contribution of the biological processes from the chemical processes. In fact, to rigorously model redox processes, it may be necessary to model additional processes that take into account bio-organic and bio-inorganic reactants produced as a result of microbial activity. Sediment-associated reducing agents responsible for reduction in the studies are not known. The identity, as well as the activity, of the reducing agents is required to develop quantitative expressions that describe abiotic reduction. A working model has been suggested to account for the observations reported for the abiotic reactions.
"Published in: Fate of Pesticides and Chemicals in the Environment. J.L. Schnoor (ed.). New York, John Wiley & Sons. 1992. p: 93-104." "EPA/600/A-92/026." PB92-150481. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.