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Title (Primary) Drivers and applications of integrated clean-up technologies for surfactant-enhanced remediation of environments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Author Liang, X.; Guo, C.; Liao, C.; Liu, S.; Wick, L.Y.; Peng, D.; Yi, X.; Lu, G.; Yin, H.; Dang, Z.;
Journal Environmental Pollution
Year 2017
Department UMB;
Volume 225
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Keywords Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); Surfactant; Surfactant-enhanced bioremediation; Surfactant-enhanced phytoremediation; Advanced oxidation processes
UFZ wide themes RU3;
Abstract Surfactant-enhanced remediation (SER) is considered as a promising and efficient remediation approach. This review summarizes and discusses main drivers on the application of SER in removing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from contaminated soil and water. The effect of PAH-PAH interactions on SER efficiency is, for the first time, illustrated in an SER review. Interactions between mixed PAHs could enhance, decrease, or have no impact on surfactants' solubilization power towards PAHs, thus affecting the optimal usage of surfactants for SER. Although SER can transfer PAHs from soil/non-aqueous phase liquids to the aqueous phase, the harmful impact of PAHs still exists. To decrease the level of PAHs in SER solutions, a series of SER-based integrated cleanup technologies have been developed including surfactant-enhanced bioremediation (SEBR), surfactant-enhanced phytoremediation (SEPR) and SER-advanced oxidation processes (SER-AOPs). In this review, the general considerations and corresponding applications of the integrated cleanup technologies are summarized and discussed. Compared with SER-AOPs, SEBR and SEPR need less operation cost, yet require more treatment time. To successfully achieve the field application of surfactant-based technologies, massive production of the cost-effective green surfactants (i.e. biosurfactants) and comprehensive evaluation of the drivers and the global cost of SER-based cleanup technologies need to be performed in the future.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18601
Liang, X., Guo, C., Liao, C., Liu, S., Wick, L.Y., Peng, D., Yi, X., Lu, G., Yin, H., Dang, Z. (2017):
Drivers and applications of integrated clean-up technologies for surfactant-enhanced remediation of environments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Environ. Pollut. 225 , 129 - 140