Photochemical Sinks of Organic Pollutants in Estuarine and Near-Shore Environments
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
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A principal objective of this work is to assess the quantitative importance of homogeneous and heterogeneous photochemistry as a sink of pollutants in the aquatic environment. In particular, we ultimately hope to develop a predictive model for the photochemical degradation of hydrophobic organic pollutants HOPs in natural waters, based on correlations between the redox properties of selected series of HOPs and the rates and wavelength dependence of their heterogeneous photodegradation by colored dissolved organic matter CDOM.
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Water Pollution and Control