Chemical Mass Balance Approach for Estimating Fate and Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Metabolites in the Subsurface Environment
Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds
Selected physicochemical properties of several phenanthrene and anthracene biochemical metabolites (1-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy naphthalene, 2-carboxy benzaldehyde, and 3,4-dihydroxy benzoic acid) were experimentally measured and/or estimated. These properties, including aqueous solubility, octanol-water partition coefficient, and vapor pressure, were then used to estimate the distribution of these metabolites and associated parent compounds in a contaminated soil using the Fugacity Level 1 model. The resulting information was used to illustrate the use of a chemical mass balance approach to enhance site characterization, remedial treatment technology selection, and monitoring strategies at hazardous waste sites.
Ginn, J. S.; Doucette, W. J.; and Sims, Ronald C., "Chemical Mass Balance Approach for Estimating Fate and Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Metabolites in the Subsurface Environment" (1994). Biological Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 34.