Anett Georgi

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Experimental approaches were developed which permit the measurement of carbon isotope effects during partitioning of organic compounds between water and humic substances. Fractionation factors alpha(sorption) = K(OC)12C/K(OC)13C for carbon isotopomers of benzene (1.00044 +/- 0.00015) and toluene (1.00060 +/- 0.00010) were determined from a 10-step batch(More)
Although the uniform initial hydroxylation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and other oxygenates during aerobic biodegradation has already been proven by molecular tools, variations in carbon and hydrogen enrichment factors (ε(C) and ε(H)) have still been associated with different reaction mechanisms (McKelvie et al. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43,(More)
Carbo-Iron(®)(1) is a novel colloidal composite consisting of activated carbon colloids (ACC) with a d(50) particle size of 0.8 μm and anchored deposits of zero-valent iron clusters. This study discusses the principal material properties of Carbo-Iron colloids (CIC) relevant for groundwater treatment in comparison to commercially available nano-sized(More)
The effect of sorption to dissolved humic acids (HAs) on the chlorination of PAHs in aqueous solution was studied. The addition of HA accelerated the chlorination of fluoranthene and naphthalene in hypochlorite solutions at pH 5, the stronger effect being observed for fluoranthene that is sorbed to a higher extent than naphthalene. Sorption coefficients(More)
Nano-sized Fe(II, III) oxides with various Fe(II)/Fe(III) ratios were characterized and tested as catalysts for the oxidative degradation of phenol via Fenton-like reactions at neutral pH. Under conditions typically applied for wet peroxide oxidation, Fe(II) in magnetite is oxidized to Fe(III), successively converting the mineral into maghemite. The(More)
Colloidal activated carbon can be considered as a versatile adsorbent and carrier material for in-situ groundwater remediation. In analogy to other nanoremediation approaches, activated carbon colloids (ACC) can be injected into the subsurface as aqueous suspensions. Deposition of ACC on the sediment creates a sorption barrier against further spreading of(More)
Several zeolites were evaluated as adsorbents for the removal of MTBE from water in a screening process. It was observed that the SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio is a decisive factor for the adsorption properties, at least in the case of ZSM5 zeolites. ZSM5 zeolites with SiO2/Al2O3 ratios >200 were found to provide the best sorption properties for MTBE. To design a(More)
Sorption coefficients for pyrene on dissolved humic substances and on poly(acrylic acid) esters as well-defined model polymers were determined using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and the fluorescence quenching technique (FQT). The results of both analytical methods were compared and theoretically evaluated, which led to the conclusion that the sorption(More)
The application of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) for subsurface remediation of groundwater contaminants is a promising new technology, which can be understood as alternative to the permeable reactive barrier technique using granular iron. Dechlorination of organic contaminants by zero-valent iron seems promising. Currently, one limitation to widespread(More)
Colloidal Fe-zeolites such as Fe-BEA-35 are currently under study as new adsorbent and catalyst materials for in-situ chemical oxidation with H2O2. As for nanoremediation in general, the availability of suitable particle detection methods is a requirement for successful process development and particle tracing. Detection and distinguishing between natural(More)