Local and distant residence times of contaminants in multi-compartment models. Part I: a review of the theoretical basis.


In this, Part I of a two-part series, a review is presented of some generally appreciated residence time properties of multimedia models. The novel concept of "distant residence time" (DRT) is developed to provide additional insights into the characterization of environmental transport. DRT is the proportionality constant between the rate of emission of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2008.04.012