Correlation of compound properties with biosorption of organic compounds

Ariamalar Selvakumar, Hsin Neng Hsieh

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The sorption of organic compounds by inactive microbial biomass was investigated. The sorption isotherms were linear over the range of concentrations studied. The linear partition coefficients (Kp) were directly related to organic carbon content of the biomass. Octanol/water partition coefficient is a much better predictor of extent of adsorption on biomass than aqueous solubility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-557
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health . Part A: Environmental Science and Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution


  • Biosorption
  • Octanol/water Partition Coefficient
  • Organic Compounds
  • Solubility


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