Sorption of ionic surfactants to estuarine sediment and their influence on the sequestration of phenanthrene.

@article{JonesHughes2005SorptionOI,
  title={Sorption of ionic surfactants to estuarine sediment and their influence on the sequestration of phenanthrene.},
  author={Tracey Jones-Hughes and Andrew Turner},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1688-97}
}
The sorption of an anionic surfactant (sodium dodecyl sulfate; SDS) and a cationic surfactant (hexadecyl trimethylammonium bromide; HDTMA) to estuarine sediment has been studied in river water and seawater. Sorption isotherms for SDS were essentially linear in both waters, suggesting a nonspecific, hydrophobic interaction between the SDS tail and particle surface. Sorption of HDTMA was considerably greater, more nonlinear, and more sensitive to water composition. These observations were… CONTINUE READING