PAH removal by microfiltration

Wastewater contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is a common environmental problem. Most PAHs are slightly soluble in water and form small particles. This shows that removal by filtration should be possible. After bench scale testing, Tebodin


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Wim Koning ter Heege


PAHs are hydrocarbons with a benzoiclike molecular structure. In general, they have a melting point above 20oC and are slightly soluble in water. Light PAHfractions, like naphthalene, are slightly volatile and, in general, slightly biodegradable.









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