Removal of aqueous-phase polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons using aspen wood fibers.

@article{Boving2004RemovalOA,
  title={Removal of aqueous-phase polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons using aspen wood fibers.},
  author={Thomas B Boving and Wei Zhang},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={831-9}
}
Roadway runoff derived polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) impact the quality of surface and ground water. Inexpensive aspen wood fibers have been investigated as a means to remove dissolved PAH under laboratory conditions. Our isotherm experiments demonstrated that the uptake of naphthalene, fluorene, anthracene, and pyrene required up to 12.5 days to reach equilibrium. Aspen wood-water sorption coefficients, Kww, were linearly correlated to octanol-water partition coefficients and the… CONTINUE READING