Title: Remediation of a diesel contaminated, sandy-loam soil using low concentrated surfactant solutions
Authors: Vreysen, Steven ×
Maes, André #
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Ecomed publishers
Series Title: Journal of soils and sediments vol:5 issue:4 pages:240-244
Abstract: Background, Aims and Scope. Surfactant enhanced ex-situ soil washing can be used to remediate diesel contaminated soils. Surfactants enhance the diesel removal from soils by two processes: mobilization and solubilization. Mobilization occurs at surfactant concentrations below the critical micelle concentration (CMC), while solubilization occurs at surfactant concentrations beyond the CMC of the surfactant. In this paper, the leaching of diesel from a self contaminated (10 000 mg diesel/kg) sandy-loam soil was studied using low concentrated non-ionic surfactant solutions of Tergitol NP-10 (10(-6) to 10(-3) mol/L).
ISSN: 1439-0108
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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