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Main Title Environmental transport and transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls /
Author Leifer, A. ; Brink, R. H. ; Thom, G. C. ; Partymiller, K G. ; Leifer, Asa.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 560-5-83-025
Stock Number PB84-142579
OCLC Number 11527811
Subjects Polychlorinated biphenyls
Additional Subjects Transport properties ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reaction kinetics ; Chemical properties ; Vapor pressure ; Hydrolysis ; Photolysis ; Oxidation ; Biodeterioration ; Adsorption ; Soils ; Sediments ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Path of pollutants ; Air-water interfaces ; Aroclors ; Toxic substances ; Bioaccumulation ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 560-5-83-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/06/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-83-025 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 560-5-83-025 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/07/2023
NTIS  PB84-142579 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
This report summarizes the environmental transport and transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls and contains nine separate chapters describing water solubility and octanol/water partition coefficient, vapor pressure, Henry's law constant and volatility from water, adsorption (sorption) to soils and sediments, bioconcentration in fish, atmospheric oxidation, hydrolysis and oxidation in water, photolysis, and biodegradation. In the preparation of each of these chapters, the emphasis has been on obtaining experimental data on environmentally relevant rate constants and equilibrium constants for these processes/properties for individual PCB congeners and Arochlors. If no experimental data were found, then estimation techniques were used wherever possible to obtain values for the rate constants or equilibrium constants for each individual congener or for groups of congeners (i.e., for monochloro-, dichloro-, trichloro-, etc., biphenyls). It must be emphasized that these estimates of rates for transport and transformation involved simplifying assumptions and thus these data should not be regarded as precise but rather as a best estimate based on the available data.
"EPA 560-5-83-025." "December 1983." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. "PB84-142579." Print reproduction.