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Atmospheric Degradation of Organic Substances: Persistence, Transport Potential, Spatial Range

Atmospheric Degradation of Organic Substances: Persistence, Transport Potential, Spatial Range

Walter Klöpffer, Burkhard O. Wagner, Klaus Günter Steinhäuser (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61163-8

Sep 2007

258 pages


This compilation on the degradation of 1,100 commercially important chemical products is the first publication to make this knowledge publicly accessible in one book. The data and annotations have been painstakingly assembled over a 10-year period in a collaboration between academia and regulatory authorities. The work explains in detail the methods, including computational ones, for the environmental assessment of volatile and semi-volatile substances, and is rounded off with data tables of degradation rates.
A key resource for manufacturers and regulators of such substances.
Indirect photochemical reactions
Direct photochemical reactions
Degradation on solid surfaces
Degradation in droplets
Photochemical degradation
Degradation in the absorbed state
Calculating lifetimes from experimental data
Persistence and long-range transport
Estimating lifetimes of semi-volatile substances
Regulatory framework
The REACH directive
- for > 1100 volatile and semi-volatile organic substances
- arranged by CAS number and compound name
- including kOH, kOzone, kNitrate, kPhoto
- with extensive literature listing
Klöpffer / Wagner: Atmosperic Degradation of Organic Substances (3-527-31606-X)
""This book is an important publication at the right time. It provides a valuable compilation of existing data and, at the same time, points out the need for more and innovative research in the field of atmospheric reactivity of organic chemicals. ... I recommend this valuable book to all users in academica, government, and industry who need information about the atmospheric fate of organic chemicals, also a teacher or students, who are looking for input data for multimedia models, or are in other ways involved in the hazard and risk assessment of chemicals. ...""
Env Sci Pollut Res 2007