Title: PHYTOVOLATILIZATION OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2016 
Author 1/Producer: Limmer, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: J. Burken. 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Journal: Environmental Science & Technology 
Journal Web Link: http://  
Start Page: 6632 
End Page: 6643 
Volume: 50 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): http://pubs.acs.org
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.5b04113  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
 
Short description: Fluxes of contaminants volatilizing from plants are important across scales ranging from local contaminant spills to global fluxes of methane emanating from ecosystems biochemically reducing organic carbon. Past studies were reviewed to differentiate between direct phytovolatilization from stems or leaves and indirect phytovolatilization from soil due to plant root activities, and the reviewers discuss the plant physiology driving phytovolatilization in different ecosystems. A discussion of current measurement techniques includes common difficulties in experimental design. Reports of phytovolatilization in the literature indicate that compounds with low octanol-air partitioning coefficients are more likely to be phytovolatilized. Reports of direct phytovolatilization at field sites compared favorably to model predictions. Suggestions for future research needs are presented that could better quantify phytovolatilization fluxes at field scale.  
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