Impact of activated charcoal on the mineralisation of 14C-phenanthrene in soils.


The development of phenanthrene catabolism in four soils amended with varying concentrations of activated charcoal (AC) (0%, 0.1%, 1% and 5%), a type of black carbon, was investigated. Mineralisation of (14)C-phenanthrene was monitored after 1, 25, 50 and 100 d soil-PAH contact time; lag phases, rates and extents of mineralisation of the (14)C-phenanthrene… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.01.032