Abiotic Transformation

Abiotic Transformation

Any process in which a component in the environment is altered by non-biologic factors—e.g., exposure to UV light, drought, extreme cold or heat, high winds, etc.
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Interaction of light with matter is one of the most important processes responsible for abiotic transformations of a xenobiotic in the environment, mainly in surface water [1-3].
Changes in redox potential with soil depth may also affect the biotic or abiotic transformations of pesticides in different soil layers (Wolfe et al.
Wolfe NL, Mingelgrin U, Miller GC (1990) Abiotic transformations in water, sediments, and soil.