Affiliations: Institute of Environmental Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Abstract: Adsorption of atrazine, prometryne and prometon was determined on six soils with different physical and chemical properties. The adsorption isotherms of three herbicides could well fit Freundlich equation. On all of six soils, adsorption of herbicides increased in the order: atrazine ≈ prometon < prometryne. This order is quite the same to the calculation result of by means of excess thermodynamic properties of triazine. The Freundlich adsorption constants, Kf, showed to have good correlation with organic matter(OM%) of soils for each of these herbicides, suggesting that OM is the main factor, which dominates in the adsorption process of these triazine herbicides.