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DOI 10.1021/es901358s
Title (Primary) New option for characterizing the mobility of organic compounds in humic acids
Author Fomba, K.W.; Galvosas, P.; Roland, U.; Kärger, J.; Kopinke, F.-D.
Source Titel Environmental Science & Technology
Year 2009
Department TUCHEM
Volume 43
Issue 21
Page From 8264
Page To 8269
Language englisch
Abstract A new NMR option for monitoring the mobility of organic contaminants in SOM in the solid state has been successfully applied for the first time. This recently available noninvasive technique, magic angle spinning pulsed-field gradient (MAS PFG) NMR, combines both NMR spectroscopy and diffusometry to selectively monitor the diffusion of compounds sorbed in porous media or polymer matrices. Using this technique, the diffusion of toluene in humic acid particles has been studied. Measurements were performed under varying temperatures from 25 to 80 °C. The obtained diffusion coefficients were found to be in good agreement with those obtained from computer simulations reported elsewhere. Our results show a strong influence of the interaction of toluene with humic acid on its diffusion in the matrix even at elevated temperatures of up to 80 °C. The Arrhenius plot of the diffusivities shows a decrease in the activation energy of diffusion above 50 °C by a factor of 3. This change of activation energy is attributed to a structural change in the humic acid matrix that influences the mobility of toluene.
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Fomba, K.W., Galvosas, P., Roland, U., Kärger, J., Kopinke, F.-D. (2009):
New option for characterizing the mobility of organic compounds in humic acids
Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (21), 8264 - 8269 10.1021/es901358s