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Main Title Oxidative Coupling of Phenols on Activated Carbon: Impact on Adsorption Equilibrium.
Author Vidic, R. D. ; Suldan, M. T. ; Brenner., R. C. ;
CORP Author Pittsburgh Univ., PA. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-R-816700; EPA/600/J-94/108;
Stock Number PB94-155470
Additional Subjects Activated carbon treatment ; Water pollution control ; Adsorption ; Phenols ; Oxygenation ; Polymerization ; Adsorption isotherms ; Irreversible processes ; Uptake ; Oxygen consumption ; Surface chemistry ; Hydroxy compounds ; Reprint ; Anoxic conditions ; Oxic conditions ; Granular activated carbon ; Chlorophenols ; Methylphenols ; Alkylphenols
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-155470 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/14/1994
Collation 9p
Previously reported results by the authors revealed that the presence of molecular oxygen (oxic conditions) in the test environment can, in some instances, cause an almost threefold increase in the adsorptive capacity of granular activated carbon (GAC) for phenolic compounds. The polymers formed as a result of these oxidative coupling reactions under oxic conditions are very difficult to desorb from the surface of GAC. This led to significant irreversible adsorption in the presence of moolecular oxygen. On the other hand, when the same compounds are adsorbed on the carbon surface under anoxic conditions, essentially all of the adsorbate can be recovered from the carbon surface by solvent extraction.