Title: Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to mineral surfaces 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: Germany 
Year: 2007 
Availability: European Journal of Soil Science 58 (4), 918–931. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2389.2007.00930.x 
Author 1/Producer: S. Müller 
Other Authors/Producers: K. U. Totsche, I. Kögel-Knabner 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
ISSN: ISSN 1351-0754 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2389 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Short description: EXTRACT: Minerals contribute crucially to the retention of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in subsurface environments. To investigate the sorption behaviour to mineral surfaces batch sorption experiments were conducted using three PAHs (phenanthrene, pyrene, benzo(a)pyrene) and three mineral sorbents that were representative of subsurface materials (quartz, goethite-coated quartz, quartz-montmorillonite mixture). Sorption kinetics showed an instantaneous, considerable PAH sorption to all minerals, except for phenanthrene sorption to quartz at small aqueous-phase concentrations. 
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