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Main Title Sediment- and Saturated-Soil-Associated Reactions Involving an Anionic Surfactant (Dodecylsulfate). 2. Partition of PAH Compounds among Phases.
Author Jafvert, C. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/152;
Stock Number PB91-219089
Additional Subjects Surfactants ; Sediments ; Soil contamination ; Pollution control ; Land pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Micellar systems ; Solubility ; Sorption ; Experimental design ; Pyrene ; Phenanthrene ; Naphthalene ; Reprints ; Dodecylsulfates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-219089 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 9p
The distribution of either pyrene, phenanthrene, or naphthalene between several different sediment or soil solid phases (media) and aqueous phases containing dodecylsulfate (DS) micelles was determined. These experimental distributions were compared to distributions calculated from relationships describing the sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to sediments and soils and PAH solubilization by DS micelles, reported in the literature or developed from literature data. The amount of aqueous-phase surfactant in micellar form was calculated from equations describing micelle-monomer equilibria in homogeneous solution. Experimental overall distribution coefficients of pyrene and phenanthrene, measured in five different media at two medium concentrations, generally were within a factor of 3 of the calculated distribution coefficients. The calculated and experimental distributions indicate that, on an organic-carbon-normalized basis (w/w), DS micelles and the natural media have approximately the same affinity or sorption potential for these nonpolar compounds.