Fate of Persistent Organic Compounds in Soil and Water

  • M. Mansour
  • I. Scheunert
  • F. Korte
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 32)

Abstract

The increasing contamination of the environment with organic chemicals necessitates a scientific appraisal of their environmental compatibility. In order to detect adverse effects as early as possible, evaluation parameters must be characterized to provide a primary indication of any environmental pollution resulting from the organic chemicals. Whether this is local or longterm global pollution or what is the consequence to the living environment from the application of the chemical concerned should be determined by an appropriate focussing of the data from these parameters. The parameters include the level of production, the area of application, the tendency to spread as well as the knowledge of the transformation of these chemicals under environmental conditions.

Keywords

Chlorinate Turbidity Aniline Epoxidation Biphenyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mansour
    • 1
  • I. Scheunert
    • 2
  • F. Korte
    • 3
  1. 1.Health Institut für Ökologische ChemieGSF — Research Center for EnvironmentFreising-AttachingGermany
  2. 2.Health Institut für Ökologische ChemieGSF — Research Center for EnvironmentNeuherbergGermany
  3. 3.Institut für ChemieTechnische Universität MünchenFreising-WeihenstephanGermany

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