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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Science and Health . Part A: Environmental Science and Engineering|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Octanol/water Partition Coefficient
- Organic Compounds