Chapter 1. Significance of Photo-Degradation in Environmental Risk Assessment

  1. Prof. Dr. Walter Klöpffer1 and
  2. Dr. Burkhard O. Wagner2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611638.ch1

Atmospheric Degradation of Organic Substances: Data for Persistence and Long-range Transport Potential

Atmospheric Degradation of Organic Substances: Data for Persistence and Long-range Transport Potential

How to Cite

Klöpffer, W. and Wagner, B. O. (2007) Significance of Photo-Degradation in Environmental Risk Assessment, in Atmospheric Degradation of Organic Substances: Data for Persistence and Long-range Transport Potential, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611638.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Am Dachsberg 56 E, 60435 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  2. 2

    Am Hirschsprung 37 a, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527316069

Online ISBN: 9783527611638

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Keywords:

  • atmospheric degradation;
  • organic substances;
  • photo-degradation;
  • environmental risk assessment;
  • long-range transport potential;
  • persistence;
  • chemicals;
  • multimedia models;
  • data requirements;
  • rate constant of organic substances;
  • hydroxyl radicals;
  • semi-volatile substances

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Persistence and Long-range Transport Potential in Chemicals Regulation

  • Multimedia Models as Tools to Estimate Persistence and Long-range Transport Potential

  • Data Requirements for Multimedia Models

  • Estimation of the Rate Constant of Organic Substances with Hydroxyl Radicals

  • Research Requirements for Photo-degradation of Semi-volatile Substances

  • Conclusions

  • References