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Main Title Extent of Ozone's Reaction with Isolated Aquatic Fulvic Acid.
Author Anderson, L. J. ; Johnson, J. D. ; Christman, R. F. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/389;
Stock Number PB88-101589
Additional Subjects Ozonization ; Water treatment ; Chemical reactions ; Ultraviolet absorbers ; Chromatography ; Carbon ; Nucleophilic reactions ; North Carolina ; Reprints ; Fulvic acids ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Ultrafiltration ; Total organic carbon
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NTIS  PB88-101589 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Samples of North Carolina aquatic fulvic acid were ozonated in a neutral buffer at several ozone/carbon ratios, and the reaction mixtures were characterized by using total organic carbon (TOC) and UV-visible absorbance analysis, XAD-8 chromatography, and ultrafiltration. Results show a large initial ozone consumption with loss of TOC and UV-visible absorbance by the fulvic acid solution followed by a slower rate of ozone consumption and decrease in TOC and UV-visible absorbance at higher doses. Exclusion chromatography and ultrafiltration show an increase in smaller sized materials. The authors conclude that ozone initially and rapidly attacks sensitive nucleophilic sites on the molecule. At higher doses slower cleavage reactions produce structural changes in the macromolecule. (Copyright (c) 1986 American Chemical Society.)