A microcosm experiment to assess the outgassing potential of PCBs from sediment-water systems.

Sanders, Gordon and Hamilton-Taylor, John and Jones, Kevin C. (1997) A microcosm experiment to assess the outgassing potential of PCBs from sediment-water systems. Chemosphere, 35 (4). pp. 783-790. ISSN 0045-6535

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Abstract

A laboratory microcosm study was performed to assess the outgassing potential of PCBs from sediment-water systems. PCBs collected in the headspace of the sampler units were adsorbed onto polyurethane foam plugs, which were intermittently sampled over a total period of 56 days. The sediment composition, the level of PCB contamination in the sediment, and incubation temperature were all found to influence the rate of outgassing. Total outgassing losses over the 56 days ranged between 0.04 and 2.5% of the initial sediment PCB burdens.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Chemosphere
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 21950
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 14:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21950

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