Reid, Brian J. and Jones, Kevin C. and Semple, Kirk T. (1999) Can bioavailability of PAHs be assessed by a chemical means? In: BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS, 1900-01-01.Full text not available from this repository.
A method is presented for extracting PAHs from contaminated soil using aqueous solutions of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPCD). The procedure enables elucidation of ageing trends and illustrates kinetic restraints on compound release as ageing proceeds. A comparison is made between HPCD extracted fractions and the fractions obtained by traditionally established exhaustive methodologies i.e. dichloromethane (DCM) soxhlet extraction. Comparisons of the amount of soil associated C-14-radiolabelled compound mineralised by degrading microorganisms with the amount of compound extractable into HPCD solutions indicates a strong linear correlation with slope of unity. The data presented here supports the hypothesis that an aqueous solution of cyclodextrin can provides a good prediction of organic compound bioavailability in soil.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Other)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS|
|Additional Information:||5th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, SAN DIEGO, CA, APR 19-22, 1999|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Prof Kirk T. Semple|
|Deposited On:||27 Oct 2008 14:26|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 23:24|
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