Environmental compartment

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An environmental compartment is a homogeneous area in the environment, for example water ( hydrosphere ), soil ( pedosphere ), air ( earth's atmosphere ) or the earth's crust ( lithosphere ).

The term is often used in environmental chemistry , for example when describing the distribution of a substance in the environment. Fugacity models based on parameters such as the octanol-water partition coefficient are often used for the calculation .

See also


  • Rene P. Schwarzenbach , Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden: Environmental Organic Chemistry . Wiley-Interscience, Hoboken, New Jersey 2003, ISBN 0-471-35750-2 .
  • Norbert Caspers: Determination and evaluation of adverse effects of industrial chemicals in the soil environmental compartment. In: Environmental sciences and pollutant research . 15, 2003, pp. 246-250, doi : 10.1065 / uwsf2002.08.037 .
  • Fathi Zereini, Friedrich Alt, Kai Rankenburg, Jörg-Magnus Beyer, Sabine Artelt: Distribution of platinum group elements (PGE) in the environmental compartments soil, mud, road dust, road sweepings and water. In: Environmental sciences and pollutant research. 9, 1997, pp. 193-200, doi : 10.1007 / BF02937649 .