PMID: 12542297Jan 25, 2003Paper

Reinterpreting literature sorption data considering both absorption into organic carbon and adsorption onto black carbon

Environmental Science & Technology
Amymarie Accardi-Dey, Philip M Gschwend


We hypothesized that the sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to natural sediments and soils should consider both absorption into a biogenic/diagenetic organic carbon (OC) fraction and adsorption onto a combustion-derived, black carbon (BC) fraction. Here, two sets of literature data were reevaluated to illustrate that an OC absorbent and a BC adsorbenttogether can (1) account for sediment--pore-waterdistribution coefficients observed in the field that are greater than predicted by a simple f(OC)K(OC) partitioning model and (2) explain a group of nonlinear phenanthrene isotherms observed in the laboratory with a single value for the BC-normalized distribution coefficient (log K(BC) = 6.1 i 0.04) and a Freundlich exponent (n approximately 0.6 if log K(OC) = 4.0) that is strongly dependent on the K(OC) value selected.


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