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Main Title Environmental transport and transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls
Author Leifer, Asa. ; Brink, R. H. ; Thom, G. C. ; Partymiller, K G.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-560/5-83-025
Stock Number PB84-142579
OCLC Number 15217124
Additional Subjects Transport properties ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reaction kinetics ; Chemical properties ; Vapor pressure ; Hydrolysis ; Photolysis ; Oxidation ; Biodeterioration ; Adsorption ; Soils ; Sediments ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Path of pollutants ; Air-water interfaces ; Aroclors ; Toxic substances ; Bioaccumulation ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 560/5-83-025 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
NTIS  PB84-142579 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
This report summarizes the environmental transport and transformation of polychlorinated biphenyls and contains nine separate chapters describing water solubility and octanol/water partition coefficient, vapor pressure, Henry's law constant and volatility from water, adsorption (sorption) to soils and sediments, bioconcentration in fish, atmospheric oxidation, hydrolysis and oxidation in water, photolysis, and biodegradation. In the preparation of each of these chapters, the emphasis has been on obtaining experimental data on environmentally relevant rate constants and equilibrium constants for these processes/properties for individual PCB congeners and Arochlors. If no experimental data were found, then estimation techniques were used wherever possible to obtain values for the rate constants or equilibrium constants for each individual congener or for groups of congeners (i.e., for monochloro-, dichloro-, trichloro-, etc., biphenyls). It must be emphasized that these estimates of rates for transport and transformation involved simplifying assumptions and thus these data should not be regarded as precise but rather as a best estimate based on the available data.
Includes bibliographical references.