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Main Title Molecular Oxygen and the Adsorption of Phenols: Effect of Functional Groups.
Author Vidic, R. D. ; Suidan, M. T. ; Brenner, R. C. ; Sorial., G. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. ;Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-94/041;
Stock Number PB94-158672
Additional Subjects Oxygenation ; Phenols ; Adsorption ; Granular activated carbon treatment ; Water pollution control ; Polymerization ; Best technology ; Nitro compounds ; Sewage treatment ; Industrial waste treatment ; Performance evaluation ; Extraction ; Isotherms ; Surface chemistry ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-158672 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/01/1994
Collation 15p
The study reveals that the presence of molecular oxygen (oxic conditions) has a significant impact on the exhibited adsorptive capacity of granular activated carbon (GAC) for several phenolic compounds. The increase in the GAC adsorptive capacity under oxic condition results from polymarization of these adsorbates on the carbon surface. The mechanism of polymer formation is through oxidative coupling of phenolic molecules. The extent of an increase in the GAC adsorptive capacity is in accordance with the ease of oxidation of these compounds. However, substituting a nitro group on the parent phenol molecule suppressed polymerization reactions, and no increase in the GAC adsorptive capacity was observed under oxic conditions for these substituents.