Surface Interactions of Toxic Organic Chemicals with Minerals

  • U. Mingelgrin
  • R. Prost
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 73)


The organic fraction of the solid phase is often assumed to dominate the interactions of contaminants in the unsaturated zone. This assumption may have helped to obscure the important role mineral surfaces play in determining the fate of organic chemicals in the unsaturated zone. While the role of the organic fraction is referred to in various places throughout this book, this chapter will discuss the interaction of organic pollutants with the mineral fraction.


Clay Mineral Unsaturated Zone Surface Interaction Hydration Shell Hydration Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Mingelgrin
    • 1
  • R. Prost
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Soils and WaterVolcani Center, AROBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Station de Science du SolINRAVersaillesFrance

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