Prediction of Volatilization Rates of Chemicals in Water

  • James H. Smith
  • David C. Bomberger
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 16)


Transport of chemicals from water bodies and wastewater treatment facilities to the atmosphere by volatilization (evaporation) can be an important environmental pathway for certain chemicals. Liss and Slater (1974) and Mackay and Leinonen (1975) assumed a two-film model in which the rates of diffusion in air and in water control the rate of transfer of a chemical across the interface between air and water.


Mass Transfer Coefficient Methyl Parathion Wastewater Treatment Facility Film Theory Film Mass Transfer Coefficient 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Smith
    • 1
  • David C. Bomberger
    • 1
  1. 1.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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