Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
18 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2015

Prediction of gas/particle partitioning of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in global air: A theoretical study

Y.-F. Li, W.-L. Ma, and M. Yang


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ED: Publish as is (02 Jan 2015) by Ralf Ebinghaus
Short summary
Gas/particle partitioning for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in global air was investigated and an equation to predict the partition coefficients under steady state was developed, indicating that equilibrium is a special case of steady state when the non-equilibrium factor can be ignored. The results of the equation matched the worldwide monitoring data well, showing its superiority to the equilibrium-state-based equation that has been used in recent decades.
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