10. Synthesis

  1. Ian J. Tinsley

Published Online: 2 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047166717X.ch10

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

How to Cite

Tinsley, I. J. (2004) Synthesis, in Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166717X.ch10

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



  • terrestrial microcosm;
  • mesocosms;
  • limnocorral;
  • ecological effects;
  • fugacity;
  • fugacity models;
  • residence times


It is necessary to assess how the different distribution and transformation processes interact in that how the compound distributes will determine what transformation processes could be active. The use of laboratory microcosms and field mesocosms are evaluated as to their effectiveness in providing an overall picture of environmental behavior. Fugacity models are used as an illustration of a mathematical approach.