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Main Title Prediction of Substrate Removal Rates of Attached Microorganisms and of Relative Contributions of Attached and Suspended Communities at Field Sites.
Author Lewis, D. L. ; Gattie, D. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/034;
Stock Number PB88-224928
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Aquatic microbiology ; Water flow ; Biodeterioration ; Adsorption ; Mathematical models ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Depth ; Field tests ; Reprints ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Pesticide removal ; D 2-4 herbicide ; Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy(methyl ester) ; Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy(butoxyethyl ester) ; Environmental transport
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NTIS  PB88-224928 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 9p
A mathematical model composed of a direct proportionality relationship between bulk water velocities and field-determined second-order microbial transformation rate coefficients, and the relative rate coefficient of a benchmark chemical, was developed for estimating the substrate removal rates of rapidly degraded chemicals by attached microorganisms in shallow (less than 1 m deep) aquatic ecosystems. Data from 31 field experiments involving the addition of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid methyl ester (2,4-DME) in nine field areas were used to determine a field-derived second-order rate coefficient for microbial transformation of the ester. By using 2,4-DME as a benchmark chemical, the model was used to predict microbial transformation rates of the butoxyethyl ester of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-DBE) at five other field sites. The predicted half-lives of 2,4- DBE varied 1500-fold and were within about a 3-fold range or less of the measured half-lives.