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Title: Determination and fate of organic pollutants in the environment.
Author: Hancock, Andrew Paul.
Awarding Body: University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 1999
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Different sample preparation methodologies were evaluated for the determination of pollutants in different matrices. The methods investigated were chosen on the merits of decreased sample preparation time and low toxic solvent consumption with the aim to provide viable alternatives to more laborious methods, such as, Soxhlet extraction. Techniques were developed to extract and quantify organic pollutants from contaminated soils and water. The results from shake flask extraction of aged phenolic contaminated soils were used in attempt to relate sorption to both the soil, and pollutant properties. This was to help gain an understanding of the transport and fate of phenols in different environmental situations. The partitioning (sorption/desorption) of radiolabelled phenols between aqueous solution and soil was investigated using a modified shake flask technique. This provides additional information which can be related to soil characteristics, hence pertaining to the fate mechanisms involved for phenols in the environment. The results from these investigations suggest that more than one factor contributes to the sorption of phenols in soils.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Phenol; Chlorobenzene; PAHs; SPME Soil pollution Soil pollution Soil science Chemistry, Physical and theoretical