Files in this item



application/pdf3160897.pdf (6MB)Restricted to U of Illinois
(no description provided)PDF


Title:The Contribution of Different Carbonaceous Material Fractions to the Sorption of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants to Subsurface Sediments
Author(s):Jeong, Sangjo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Werth, Charles J.
Department / Program:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:Density separation and a series of chemical treatments evaluated using reference CMs were applied to glacially deposited subsurface sediments collected from oxidized and reduced zones of Chanute Air Force Base (AFB) in Rantoul, Illinois, in order to obtain fractions of these materials enriched in one or more of the CM fractions. The results indicate that water/acid soluble organic matters dominate total carbon mass, with kerogen/humin the next most abundant CMs. Isotherm results indicate that condensed form CMs, most likely kerogen and humin, control the sorption of TCE. Even though the KCM values for particulate carbonaceous materials (PCM) are higher than those of the other fractions, the sorption contributions of PCMs were relatively small because of the small amount of mass of these solids. Results show that reduced sediment and its fractions have higher HOC sorption capacity than oxidized sediment and its fractions. The spectroscopic results indicate that when the first few microns of CM surfaces of PCMs are considered, the oxidized sediment is more weathered than the reduced sediment. This is one reason K CM values for reduced sediments are greater than those of oxidized sediments. Results also indicate that there are HOC sorption protective effects on condensed form of CMs by minerals and soft form CMs, and the degree of protection is larger in oxidized sediments.
Issue Date:2004
Description:127 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3160897
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics