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Abstract

THESE PAPERS WERE PRESENTED AT A WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY WORKING PARTIES OF THE CONCERTED ACTION "ORGANIC MICROPOLLUTANTS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT", IN DECEMBER 1986. THE DISCUSSIONS FALL UNDER THE GENERAL HEADINGS: A) THE SEDIMENT-WATER INTERFACE AND ITS BIOAVAILABILITY B) ATMOSPHERE REACTIONS AND EXPOSURE C) MICROBIOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS; IN PARTICULAR CHLORINATOMPOUNDS IN SOIL AND WATER. AMONG THE CONCLUSIONS IT WAS OBSERVED THAT THE INTERACTION WITH SOILS OR SEDIMENTS IS OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE IN DETERMINING THE FATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL XENOBIOTICS. THE SPECIFICITY OF THE REACTION IS IMPORTANT AND IS DETERMINED SIGNIFICANTLY BY THE ORGANIC ON CONTENT OF THE PHASES AND CHEMICAL STRUCTURES OF THE SORBATE AND SORBANT. COMPLEX PARTITIONING BETWEEN AIR-BORNE PARTICLES, WATER, SEDIMENT AND SOIL OCCURS BY MECHANISMS WHICH ARE NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD, EVEN FOR NEUTRAL COMPOUNDS.

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Authors: CEC CEC-BRUSSELS, CEC-BRUSSELS
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11071 EN (1987) MF, PP 44, ECU 4.00, BLOW-UP COPY, ECU 6.25, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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