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Journal of Environmental Quality Abstract -

Volatilization of Some Herbicide-Related Nitrosamines from Soils1


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  1. Vol. 8 No. 4, p. 596-601
    Received: Nov 13, 1978

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  1. J. E. Oliver2



The volatilization of four nitrosamines from soil was studied under laboratory conditions. From 30 to 80% of the low molecular weight nitrosamines that were surface-applied volatilized within a few hours. Incorporation of nitrosamines into the soil reduced both the extent and rate of volatilization. Most of the nitrosamine volatilization occurred within the first few days; this behavior contrasted with that of two dinitroaniline herbicides, which continued to volatilize for several weeks.

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