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Main Title New Perspectives in Aquatic Redox Chemistry: Abiotic Transformations of Pollutants in Groundwater and Sediments.
Author Wolfe, N. L. ; Macalady., D. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Dept. of Chemistry and Geochemistry.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/127;
Stock Number PB92-166628
Additional Subjects Oxidation reduction reactions ; Anaerobic processes ; Organic compounds ; Water pollution effects ; Pesticides ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Ground water ; Sediments ; Chemical reactions ; pH ; Sediment - water interfaces ; Degradation ; Concentration(Composition) ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Reaction Kinetics ; Dissolved oxygen ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-166628 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/22/1992
Collation 20p
Presented is a review of recent advances in the chemistry of abiotic redox transformations of organic pollutants in anaerobic ecosystems. Particular attention is given to the types of functional groups that undergo reaction and the findings concerning physical and chemical parameters of ecosystems that govern the rates and products of redox transformations. Classes of compounds and structural features within these classes of compounds provide information about the intrinsic nature of the natural reductants. Further information is provided by studies that consider system variables such as sediment concentrations, organic carbon levels, pH, Eh, and temperature. While the identity of reducing agents that transform organic pollutants in anaerobic systems remains elusive, the reactivities of these agents are being characterized and compared with surrogate (model) reductants. It is apparent that chemical and biological reduction processes are strongly coupled, and there is increasing evidence for widespread mediation of reductive reactions by bio-organic molecules.