Adsorption, Desorption and Transport of Pesticides in Groundwater: A Critical Review

by David A. Sabatini, Iowa State Univ, United States,
T. Al Austin, Iowa State Univ, United States,

Abstract: Adsorption and desorption are major mechanisms affecting the transport and fate of pesticides in groundwater. Equilibrium, chemical nonequilibrium and physical nonequilibrium adsorption relationships for predicting pesticide transport are reviewed. Hysteresis of desorption and relationships for predicting linear equilibrium coefficients are discussed.

Subject Headings: Pesticides | Desorption | Adsorption | Equilibrium | Groundwater | Linear functions | Chemical properties | Chemicals

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