1. Introduction

  1. Ian J. Tinsley

Published Online: 2 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047166717X.ch1

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

How to Cite

Tinsley, I. J. (2004) Introduction, in Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166717X.ch1

Author Information

  1. Oregon State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471095255

Online ISBN: 9780471667179



  • environmental compartments;
  • environmental distribution;
  • transformation;
  • chemical properties


An organic compound released to the environment can distribute into different environmental compartments which influences the extent to which it might move and the processes that can be involved in its transformation. An overall perspective is provided, indicating how the properties of the chemical might be involved.