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Main Title Solubility, sorption and transport of hydrophobic organic chemicals in complex mixtures /
Author Rao, P. S. C. ; Lee, L. S. ; Wood., A. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Lee, L. S.
Wood, A. Lynn.
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Soil Science.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600-M-91-009; EPA-R-814512
Stock Number PB91-240556
OCLC Number 25066006
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Research--United States. ; Pollution--Research--United States.
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Organic compounds ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials spills ; Hydrophobic properties ; Research and development ; Solubility ; Sorption ; Environmental transport ; Solvents ; Mixtures ; Physicochemical properties ; Water pollution ; Land pollution control ; Remedial action ; Dynamics ; Graphs(Charts)
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EJBD  EPA 600-M-91-009 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/2013
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NTIS  PB91-240556 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 14 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Environmental contamination problems commonly involve wastes consisting of complex mixtures of chemicals. The behavior of these mixtures has not been well understood because the primary chemodynamic properties of organic chemicals have usually been characterized in aqueous solutions which are simple in composition relative to many waste mixtures found at or near disposal/spill sites. The research summarized in the report focuses on the effects which organic cosolvents have on the sorption and mobility of organic contaminants. In general, sorption of organic solutes, especially hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOCs), is inversely related to solubility. Thus, an increase in solubility resulting from the addition of a cosolvent leads to a proportional decrease in sorption and a concomitant increase in mobility. The cosolvency theory used to quantify these cosolvent effects is summarized. The application of this theory to assist in the definition, prediction and remediation of soil and ground water contamination problems is discussed.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-353-P. "Mar. 1991." Includes bibliographical references (pages 12-14). "EPA/600-M-91-009."