Air emissions from exposed, contaminated sediments and dredged materials.

K. T. Valsaraj, R. Ravikhrishna, D. Reible, L. J. Thibodeaux

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In experimental microcosms, an investigation on the sediment-to-air fluxes of two PAH, phenanthrene and pyrene, and a heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, dibenzofuran, from a laboratory-contaminated sediment and three PAH (naphthalene, phenanthrene, and pyrene) from three bed-sediment field sites, showed that the flux was dependent on the sediment moisture content, air-filled porosity, and the relative humidity of the air flowing over sediment surface. Observed values were in excellent agreement with the mathematical model predictions of flux from laboratory spiked sediment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182
Number of pages1
JournalACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 218th ACS National Meeting - - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 1999Aug 26 1999


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