Title: The photochemistry of organic pollutants in natural wax of the conifer needles 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Dolinová, J. et al. (2003) The photochemistry of organic pollutants in natural wax of the conifer needles. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Dolinová, J. 
Other Authors/Producers: Klánová, J., Klán, P., Holoubek, I., Leupold, G., Parlar, H. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/VI ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Chemical transformations of some pollutants adsorbed on the plant surface1-4 were studied scarcely in the recent years. The photochemistry of selected pollutants on the paraffin and spruce needle wax surfaces have been investigated in this work. Paraffin was chosen as a model matrix, resembling the chemical composition and properties of natural waxes. Natural wax was obtained by the extraction of spruce needles, which are interesting natural matrix investigated in the last years. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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