Investigation of organic xenobiotic transfers, partitioning and processing in air-soil-plant systems using a microcosm apparatus. Part II: comparing the fate of chlorobenzenes in grass planted soil

S C Wilson, A A Meharg

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Abstract

A microcosm system was used to investigate and compare transfers of 14C labeled-1,2-dichlorobenzene (DCB), 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (TCB) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in an air-soil-plant system using single grass tillers planted into spiked soil. This study was the second phase of a development investigation for eventual study of a range of xenobiotic pollutants. Recoveries from the system were excellent at >90%. The predominant loss pathway for 14C labeled-1,2-DCB and 1,2,4-TCB was volatilisation with 85% and 76% volatilisation of parent compound and volatile metabolites over 5 weeks respectively. Most of the added label in the hexachlorobenzene spiked system remained in soil. Mineralisation was
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-91
Number of pages9
JournalChemosphere
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry

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