Air-Sea Exchange of High Molecular Weight Organic Pollutants: Laboratory Studies

Elliot Atlas, Ronald Foster, C. S. Giam

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Abstract

Laboratory studies have determined air-water partition coefficients and mass-transfer rates of predominant organic pollutants. Results demonstrate the rapid volatilization of certain high molecular weight organic compounds from distilled water and seawater solutions. Behavior of these compounds can be interpreted in terms of the Whitman resistance model of mass transfer across the air-water interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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