By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Waco, Texas, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The transport behavior of TX100 suspended multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) through different soil columns as well as their effects on the mobility of phenanthrene was systematically studied. Results showed that the mobility of MWCNTs varied with soils, which was found to be correlated positively to the average soil particle diameters and soil sand contents, while correlated negatively to soil clay contents."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Baylor University, "The retention of MWCNTs on soil columns is most likely due to surface deposition and physical straining. Co-transport of phenanthrene with MWCNTs was tested in three selected soils (soil HB, DX and BJ), where MWCNTs could act as carriers of phenanthrene and enhance the mobility of phenanthrene in soils. However, during passing through the soil columns phenanthrene initially adsorbed onto MWCNTs could be partially 'stripped' off. In soil with the lowest phenanthrene sorption affinity and highest water velocity (soil HB), only 8.5% phenanthrene was desorbed during transport, suggesting that a strong MWCNT-associated phenanthrene mobile may occur in this soil."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "More than 80% of phenanthrene was stripped off in soils with higher sorption affinity (soil DX and BJ), indicating the limitation of the co-transport of phenanthrene and MWCNTs in such soils."
For more information on this research see: Mobility of TX100 suspended multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and the facilitated transport of phenanthrene in real soil columns. Geoderma, 2013;207():1-7. Geoderma can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Geoderma - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/503332)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Fang, Baylor Univ, Dept. of Geol, Waco, TX 76798, United States. Additional authors for this research include X.Q. Shan, B. Wen and R.X. Huang (see also Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons).
Keywords for this news article include: Waco, Texas, Fullerenes, United States, Phenanthrenes, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemicals, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America, Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube, Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons
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