Calculation of soil-water and benthic sediment partition coefficients for mercury.

@article{Lyon1997CalculationOS,
  title={Calculation of soil-water and benthic sediment partition coefficients for mercury.},
  author={B. F. Lyon and Ricardo Ambrose and Glenn E. Rice and Celia J. Maxwell},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={791-808}
}
To accurately model mercury transport to water bodies, an assessment of this pollutant's behavior in the watershed is critical. Partition coefficients, defined as an estimate of the ratio of the pollutant concentration sorbed onto soil/sediment particles to the pollutant concentration dissolved in pore water at equilibrium, is an important term in multimedia models. In this paper, partition coefficients are calculated for two broad species of mercury: inorganic mercuric mercury (Hg-II) and… CONTINUE READING