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Vaporization of Chemicals

  • W. F. Spencer
  • M. M. Cliath
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 6)

Abstract

Vaporization from soil, plant, and water surfaces and atmospheric transport are important in the dissipation and movement of many chemicals. For some time, it has been recognized that highly volatile pesticides are lost from treated surfaces mainly by vaporization. However, only recently has it been established that appreciable quantities of even the so-called nonvolative pesticides, such as the organochlorine insecticides, move into the atmosphere by vaporization. Regardless of inherent volatility, the same physical and chemical principles govern rates of vaporization and movement of chemicals from treated surfaces.

Keywords

Vapor Pressure Soil Surface Soil Water Content Vaporization Rate Surface Deposit 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Spencer
    • 1
  • M. M. Cliath
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA, Agricultural Research ServiceUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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