S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering (건설환경공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_건설환경공학부)
Role of Nanoporosity and Hydrophobicity in Sequestration and Bioavailability: Tests with Model Solids
- Alexander, Martin; Nam, Kyoungphile
- Issue Date
- American Chemical Society
- Environ. Sci. Technol. 32 (1998), pp. 71–74.
- Phenanthrene was rapidly and extensively mineralized by a bacterium in the presence of glass or polystyrene beads with no pores, silica beads with 2.5−15 nm pores, 3-aminopropyl-bonded silica beads with 6-nm pores, and diatomite beads with 5.4 μm pores. These beads sorbed 10−99% of the compound in 15 h, but 48−100% of the sorbed hydrocarbon was desorbed in 240 h. Although little phenanthrene was desorbed from octadecyl-bonded silica beads with 6-nm pores, the hydrocarbon was rapidly and extensively degraded. In contrast, the bacterium mineralized <7% of the phenanthrene sorbed to polystyrene beads with 5- or 300−400-nm pores, and little of the compound was desorbed. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that sequestration and reduced bioavailability occur when hydrophobic compounds enter into nanopores having hydrophobic surfaces.
- 0013-936X (print)
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