Scavenging effect of precipitation on volatile organic compounds in ambient atmosphere

Emi Sato, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Okochi, Manabu Igawa

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Hydrophobic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are usually found in rainwater with higher concentrations than the values determined from Henry's law partitioning. Laboratory experiments demonstrated that dissolved organic compounds, such as humic acids, act as cosolvents to solubilize the VOCs. Wet removal by rainfall is a significant sink of trace VOCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1233
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 10


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