Adsorption of halocarbons to micro-, meso-and non-porous particulate materials

Mark H. Kleinman, C. Brindle, K. Griffiths, H. Forman, G. W. Flynn, P. Schlosser, N. J. Turro

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Different types of soil constituents were evaluated in terms of their efficiency for binding and possibly degrading halocarbons, e.g., CCl4, CCl3F, and CCl2F, at the liquid-solid or gas-solid interface. Halocarbon could bind in appreciable amounts to the internal volumes of zeolites, e.g., SiO2, Al2O3, and Fe2O3, and silica gels. Although these types of materials were present in small amounts in many geographical regions, their presence might considerably alter the adsorption of small halocarbons. The amount of these nonspecific microporous sinks and the internal volume of soil samples should be accounted for when using small molecules trace groundwater. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 222nd ACS National Meting (Chicago, IL 8/26-30/2001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event222nd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2001Aug 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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