Volatilization is a physical process of importance in determining the fate of many organic compounds in streams and rivers. This process is frequently described by the conceptual-two-film model. The model assumes uniformly mixed water and air phases separated by thin films of water and air in which mass transfer is by molecular diffusion. Mass-transfer coefficients for the water and air films are related to an overall mass-transfer coefficient for volatilization through the Henry's law constant.
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VOLATILIZATION OF ALKYLBENZENES FROM WATER.
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National Meeting - American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry
189th National Meeting - American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Volume 25 Number 1.