|Title (Primary)||Mobile aliphatic domains in humic substances and their impact on contaminant mobility within the matrix|
|Author||Fomba, K.W.; Galvosas, P.; Roland, U.; Kaerger, J.; Kopinke, F.-D.|
|Journal||Environmental Science & Technology|
Using a novel NMR option, magic angle spinning pulsed field gradient (MAS PFG) NMR, the mobility of aliphatic domains in humic substances in the presence of toluene (about 4.5 wt. %) has been monitored. Results show a strong correlation between the diffusivities of the mobile aliphatic chains and those of the adsorbed toluene molecules in the matrix as a function of temperature. Particularly, a strong influence of structural relaxation of the humic matrix on the diffusivity of toluene is observed. Our findings confirm that the aliphatic domains in humic substances play an important role in the mobility of sorbed contaminants within this matrix. These findings further confirm the potential of MAS PFG NMR method in monitoring diffusion processes in particulate humic substances.
|Persistent UFZ Identifier||https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=11196|
|Fomba, K.W., Galvosas, P., Roland, U., Kaerger, J., Kopinke, F.-D. (2011):
Mobile aliphatic domains in humic substances and their impact on contaminant mobility within the matrix
Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (12), 5164 - 5169