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Main Title Role of Property-Reactivity Relationships in Meeting the EPA's Needs for Environmental Fate Constants.
Author Donaldson, W. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/332;
Stock Number PB92-232941
Additional Subjects Chemical compounds ; Environmental transport ; Water pollution ; Property reactivity correlations ; Path of pollutants ; US EPA ; Reaction kinetics ; Chemical equilibrium ; Cost analysis ; Microorganisms ; Reprints ; Fate constants ; Exposure analysis modeling system ; Fate of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-232941 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 7p
During the next 10 years, the Environmental Protection Agency may consider as many as 70,000 chemicals for potential risk to humans and the aquatic environment. As many as 14 kinetic and equilibrium constants can be required for predicting the fate and transport of each chemical, and relatively few reliable constants are available in the literature. Laboratory measurement of the needed constants is prohibitively expensive (as much as $7 billion for all constants and chemicals combined) and too slow for rapid response to site-specific evaluations. Development of reliable computational methods holds promise of a 100- to 1000-fold reduction in cost of providing fate constants within a reasonable time frame.