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Main Title Fate and persistence in soil of selected toxic organic chemicals /
Author Sukol, Roxanne. ; Woolson, E. ; Thompson, W.
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Author Title of a Work
Thompson, William.
Woolson, Edwin.
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA 600-6-87-003; EPA-68-02-3976; EPA-68-02-4248
Stock Number PB87-186433
OCLC Number 17332566
Subjects Soil pollution.
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Soil chemistry ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Contaminants ; Soil contamination ; Environmental fate ; Toxic substances ; Environmental persistence
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EHAM  TD879.O73S84 1987 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-6-87-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-6-87-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/01/2019
EKCD  EPA/600/6-87-003 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/25/2018
NTIS  PB87-186433 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 133 pages in various pagings ; 28 cm
The persistence of toxic and generally refractory halogenated hydrocarbons in the environment is a key factor in evaluating human exposure. The report summarizes the chemical and physical properties of some of these compounds and addresses how these properties can affect their persistence and behavior in various environmental media. The property that affects persistence and mobility of organic compounds in soil most directly is water solubility. Within a class of compounds the higher the degree of halogenation, the lower the water solubility, and thus, the greater the persistence. Persistence in the environment is dependent also upon several environmental factors, including soil organic matter, total precipitation and intensity, temperature, intensity of sunlight, and soil texture. In general, the organic carbon content of soil has the greatest effect on the behavior of hydrophobic organic compounds, as these compounds sorb strongly to the organic matter in the soil. Sorbed organic compounds in soil are subject to several possible fates in the environment, including volatilization, microbial degradation, photodecomposition on the soil surface, translocation to plants, chemical degradation, and leaching to ground water.
"Contract 68-02-3976 [and] 68-02-4248." "EPA 600-6-87-003." "May 1987." Cover title. "PB87-186433." Includes bibliographical references and bibliography.