Desorption kinetics of hydrophobic organic chemicals from sediment to water: a review of data and models.

@article{Birdwell2007DesorptionKO,
  title={Desorption kinetics of hydrophobic organic chemicals from sediment to water: a review of data and models.},
  author={Justin E. Birdwell and Robert L. Cook and Louis J. Thibodeaux},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          424-34
        }
}
Resuspension of contaminated sediment can lead to the release of toxic compounds to surface waters where they are more bioavailable and mobile. Because the timeframe of particle resettling during such events is shorter than that needed to reach equilibrium, a kinetic approach is required for modeling the release process. Due to the current inability of common theoretical approaches to predict site-specific release rates, empirical algorithms incorporating the phenomenological assumption of… CONTINUE READING
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