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A review of the processes involved in the exchange of SOCs across the air-soil interface.

Cousins, Ian T. and Beck, Angus J. and Jones, Kevin C. (1999) A review of the processes involved in the exchange of SOCs across the air-soil interface. Science of the Total Environment, 228 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0048-9697

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Abstract

The exchange of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) across the air–soil interface is one of the most important processes determining the environmental fate and human exposure of these compounds. The main processes contributing to air–soil exchange of SVOC are dry deposition (both by vapour adsorption and in association with particles), wet deposition (by precipitation scavenging of vapour- and particle-sorbed chemicals) and volatilisation from the soil. These processes are reviewed and evaluated and theoretical approaches to describe them are presented. Suggestions for further research are highlighted. The review focuses on persistent, non-ionic organics (such as PCB, PAH and PCDD/F).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Science of the Total Environment
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) ; Soil ; Air ; Exchange ; Partitioning ; Deposition ; Volatilisation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21695
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2009 11:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21695

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