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    Application of an Evaporative Loss Model to Estimate the Persistence of Contaminants in Lentic Environments

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    A simple, two-layer model for predicting evaporative losses of nonionic synthetic chemicals from water is presented. Losses from well-stirred small vessels are predicted accurately. Losses from thermally stratified bodies of water were poorly predicted because turbulent mixing processes at the interfaces were retarded.


    water analysis, toxicology, evaporative loss model, persistence, aquatic environments, large-scale model lentic ecosystems, nonionic chemicals

    Author Information:

    Spacie, A
    Assistant professor, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

    Hamelink, JL
    Senior scientist, Lilly Research Laboratories, Greenfield, Ind.

    Waybrant, RC
    Limnologist, Water Management Bureau, Lansing, Mich.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.26

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32401S