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additional information on environmental fate and behaviour
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: No guideline available. Scientifically acceptable method and well documented study.
Cross-reference
Reason / purpose:
reference to other study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Fate of air pollutants: removal of ethylene, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide by soil
Author:
Abeles FB, Craker LE, Forrence LE & Leather GR
Year:
1971
Bibliographic source:
Science 173: 914-916

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline available
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

Experimental measuring of the removal of SO2 from the air in the presence of soil.

SO2 concentration in the air is reduced from 100 to 8 ppm in 15 minutes. Autoclaving the soil prior to experiment reduced the rate of uptake to 20 pm after 15 minutes. These results indicate that the major portion of SO2 in the air is removed by some chemical reaction, however, the microbial contribution cannot be entirely excluded. It is calculated that 4x1010 of SO2 is removed every year in the United States

Applicant's summary and conclusion