Prediction helps analytical experimental work for environmental purposes

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dc.contributor.author Voutsas, E en
dc.contributor.author Tritopoulou, E en
dc.contributor.author Magoulas, K en
dc.contributor.author Tassios, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0026-3672 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/30703
dc.subject Environmental compartments en
dc.subject Henry's law coefficient en
dc.subject Octanol-water partition coefficient en
dc.subject Pollutants en
dc.subject Prediction en
dc.subject Solubility en
dc.subject.classification Chemistry, Analytical en
dc.subject.other air pollution en
dc.subject.other analytical parameters en
dc.subject.other aquatic fauna en
dc.subject.other concentration (parameters) en
dc.subject.other conference paper en
dc.subject.other environmental monitoring en
dc.subject.other experiment en
dc.subject.other methodology en
dc.subject.other partition coefficient en
dc.subject.other prediction en
dc.subject.other sediment en
dc.subject.other soil pollution en
dc.subject.other solubility en
dc.subject.other water pollution en
dc.title Prediction helps analytical experimental work for environmental purposes en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s006040170053 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s006040170053 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract Analytical work, especially for environmental purposes, involves in the typical case determination of organic compounds in compartments, where their presence is very small. Identification of the appropriate experimental technique, whose range of applicability covers the concentration value involved, requires an estimate of this value. To this purpose, we present in this study a methodology for the prediction of the concentration of organic pollutants in the various environmental compartments (aquatic biota, air, sediment and soil) from the knowledge of the concentration in one of them. In case where the pollutant's concentration is not available for any of the compartments, the proposed methodology can be used to estimate the maximum expected concentration in each one of them assuming that the water phase is saturated with the pollutant. The latter value can be obtained from a simple correlation presented here. The methodology is based on the correlation of the partition coefficients of pollutants among the various environmental compartments with two important thermodynamic quantities of pollutants: the octanol/water partition coefficient and the Henry's law coefficient, which can be easily predicted by simple models presented here. Application of the methodology to field experimental data gives very satisfactory results at least for identifying the appropriate experimental technique. en
heal.publisher SPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN en
heal.journalName Mikrochimica Acta en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s006040170053 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000169798600017 en
dc.identifier.volume 136 en
dc.identifier.issue 3-4 en
dc.identifier.spage 193 en
dc.identifier.epage 197 en

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