Partitioning studies of dioxin between sediment & water: The measurement of Koc for Lake Ontario sediment

Keith B Lodge, P. M. Cook

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Abstract

A desorption experiment is described in which the sediment-to-water partition coefficient for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin is measured for a sample from Lake Ontario. After a contact period of 4 days, the logarithm of the partition coefficient on an organic carbon basis, LogKoc, ranges from 7.25 to 7.59. Information on the partitioning behavior of dioxin between water and dissolved or suspended matter derived from the sediment is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalChemosphere
Volume19
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Koc
  • Lake Ontario
  • Partition coefficient
  • dioxin
  • organic carbon
  • particle size
  • sediment

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