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Main Title Partitioning of Selected Polychlorinated Biphenyls to Natural Sediments.
Author Steen, W. C. ; Paris, D. F. ; Baughman, G. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/054;
Stock Number PB-289 654
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Water pollution ; Pesticides ; Water chemistry ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Adsorption ; Carbon ; Particle size distribution ; Transport properties ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Biphenyl/perchloro ; Aroclor 1016 ; Reprints ; Aroclor 1242 ; Biphenyl/tetrachloro ; Path of pollutants
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NTIS  PB-289 654 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The partitioning of two polychlorinated biphenyl mixtures (Aroclor 1016 and 1242) and two tetrachlorobiphenyl isomers (2,5,3',4', and 2,6,2'6' tetrachlorobiphenyl) between water and four natural sediments was evaluated in laboratory investigations. For both Aroclor mixtures, the extent of adsorption was comparable on all four natural sediments studied. For individual isomers, partitioning was comparable with that observed for the mixtures. Both particle size distribution and total organic carbon were important factors in determining the extent of partitioning for the two isomers: but in the case of the mixtures, there was no correlation with organic content.