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By Dr. Stefan Trapp, Prof. Dr. Michael Matthies (auth.)

The booklet is for these drawn to modeling publicity to chemical substances. It includes elements: half one is the textual content e-book which permits the reader to benefit concerning the dynamic habit of chemical substances in the environment. fundamentals of publicity estimation, arithmetic and chemistry are defined within the first chapters, via a advisor to publicity types for all environmental media. half is the software program instrument "Cemos" (Chemical publicity version method) inclusive of 9 publicity types, a substance database with twelve facts units, facts estimation routines, quality insurance instruments and a hypertext online support. The disk is readily put in and runs on DOS 3.3 or greater (up to home windows NT). the excellent Cemos guide can be integrated. it's similar to the net aid. All equations utilized in this system are defined intimately, making the calculations totally obvious. routines with ideas, instance calculations and a database support the reader to benefit approximately and practice publicity models.

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2). N-octanol is an aliphatic, unchained compound with an OH-group at one end. It has similarities with fatty lipids. The partitioning between olive oil and water in former times was used (compare Experiment Four). However, olive oil is no pure and well defined substance, but may vary depending on origin, subspecies and environmental conditions. The determination of Kow-values in a laboratory is achieved by partition experiments similar to Experiment Five. The substance is added to the octanol-water phases in the vessel, the vessel is shaken for some hours and the concentration in the water phase is determined.

When concentrations of a liquid are small, the partitioning between air and water is described by Henry's Law (Atkins 1986). The partition coefficient, the so-called Henry's Law constant, can be calculated from solubility in water S and saturation vapor pressure ps (Lyman et al. 2) H is the Henry's law constant (Pa m 3mol- 1 ), ps is the saturation vapor pressure (Pa) (with solids: the saturation vapor pressure of the subcooled liquid) and S the solubility in water (here: mol m -3). 314 Jmol- 1 K- 1) and T is the temperature (K).

This is extremely troublesome by 'hand', but numerical schemes are frequently applied on computers. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of analytical solution methods are: Analytical solutions are easier to handle than numerical methods, they are stable and avoid numerical errors. The resulting computer codes can run on small computers or even on hand calculators. The great disadvantage is that analytical solutions can only be found for special conditions. Variable initial and boundary conditions can rarely be considered.

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