Enhanced Mobility of Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds in Soil Systems

by Ramzi J. Mahmood, Utah State Univ, Dep of Civil &, Environmental Engineering, Logan, UT, USA,
Ronald C. Sims, Utah State Univ, Dep of Civil &, Environmental Engineering, Logan, UT, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine adsorption isotherms for polynuclear aromatic (PNA) compounds in methanol and a mixture of 50 percent methanol 50 percent water. The adsorption isotherms are useful in understanding the behavior of PNA compounds in relation to the presence of a cosolvent and PNA physical/chemical characteristics. The results presented here are part of a broader study of assimilative capacities and loading rates being conducted at Utah State University.

Subject Headings: Soil pollution | Water pollution | Adsorption | Organic compounds | Mixtures | Water management | Load bearing capacity | Loading rates

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