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Main Title Hydrolytic Transformations of Organic Chemicals in the Environment.
Author Wolfe, N. L. ; Metwally, M. E. S. ; Moftah, A. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/170;
Stock Number PB90-116799
Additional Subjects Hydrolysis ; Pesticides ; Soil surveys ; Sediment ; Environmental surveys ; Water pollution ; Chemical reactions ; Reaction kinetics ; pH control ; Reprints ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Land pollution ; Environmental transport ; Organic material
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-116799 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 17p
In the environment, hydrolysis reactions can be mediated biologically or occur via abiotic processes. For biotic hydrolysis reactions, the rate of hydrolysis often is proportional to bacterial biomass and/or specific enzyme concentrations (activities) in the medium. In abiotic hydrolysis reactions, the hydrolysis rates can be a function of chemical parameters such as H ion activity (pH), dissolved organic matter, and dissolved metal ions. For many compounds, both abiotic and biotic processes contribute to the disappearance of pollutants in the environment. The focus of the paper is on the factors that influence the rate of abiotic hydrolysis reactions in soils and sediments. (Copyright (c) 1989 Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy.)