Degradation of atmospheric carbon tetrachloride in soils

Xuefeng Liu, Nada M. Assaf-Anid, Peter Schlosser, Nicholas Santella

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Soil gas profiles of CCl 4 were studied to correlate degradation rates to those profiles and to calculate the CCl 4 flux into soils. Removal of atmospheric CCl 4 by soil could be greater at high pH values. Soils were significant sinks for atmospheric CCl 4. A more detailed understanding of soil characteristics and dynamics of microbial populations was needed to determine the nature and mechanisms of CCl 4 degradation in different soil environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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