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Main Title Volatilization of organic pollutants from water {microform} /
Author Mackay, Donald ; Yang Shiu, Wan ; Bobra, Alice ; Billington, Jim ; Chau, Eva
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Author Title of a Work
Mackay, Douglas M.
CORP Author Toronto Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/3-82/019; EPA-R-80515
Stock Number PB82-230939
Subjects Organic water pollutants
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Thermodynamics ; Chemical equilibrium ; Solubility ; Vapor pressure ; Henrys law ; Organic compounds ; Mass transfer ; Volatile organic compounds ; Air-water interfaces ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-230939 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 212 p. ; 28 cm.
The volatilization of organic environmental contaminants from water bodies to the atmosphere was investigated. The general aim was to elucidate the factors that control the volatilization process and develop predictive methods for calculating volatilization rates for various compounds from rivers, lakes and other water bodies under various conditions of temperature and wind speed. The report contains both theoretical and experimental studies and a comprehensive review of the equilibrium physical chemistry and thermodynamics of systems involving hydrophobic organic solutes and water. A result of the thermodynamic analysis is the development of the fugacity approach for calculating multi-phase equilibria applicable to environmental partitioning. The approach can also be applied to calculating multi-resistance transfer as may occur in lakes. Correlations are developed for predicting or checking consistency of data for aqueous solubility, vapor pressure, Henry's law constant and octanol-water partition coefficient.
Caption title. "April 1982." "EPA-600/3-82-019." Microform.