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Main Title Surfactant effects on pesticide photochemistry in water and soil /
Author Hautala, Richard R.
CORP Author Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, Ga.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-060; EPA-R-802959; PB285175
Stock Number PB-285 175
OCLC Number 04197049
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Photochemistry. ; Surface active agents.
Additional Subjects Surfactants ; Pesticides ; Photolysis ; Soils ; Water ; Decomposition reactions ; Photochemical reactions ; Reaction kinetics ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Quantum efficiency ; Herbicides ; Insecticides ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Sulfur organic compounds ; Carbamates ; Acetic acids ; D 2-4 herbicide ; Carbaryl ; Parathion ; Phosphorothioates
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-060 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/21/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-060 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-060 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
EKCD  EPA-600/3-78-060 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 06/26/2018
EMBD  EPA/600/3-78-060 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 01/21/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-060 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 175 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 72 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The effects of surfactants on the photochemical decomposition of selected pesticides are examined both in aqueous solution and on selected soil surfaces. Typical surfactants usually enhance the rate of pesticide photodecomposition. In solution, increased quantum efficiencies and increased overlap with available solar irradiation are observed. In addition, surfactants enhance the solubility of otherwise sparingly soluble pesticides. Photodecomposition on soil surfaces is inefficient. Surfactants enhance the rates of decomposition in certain cases on soil surfaces, but the effects do not appear to be sufficiently large to make such a mode of decomposition competitive. It has been postulated that the reason pesticide photochemistry on soils is so inefficient is that excitation energy is lost to pigments in the soil.
"June 1978." Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-45).