Comparison of Associations of Different Hydrocarbons with Clay Particles in Simulated Seawater


Journal Article

Some aspects of the association of hydrocarbons and smectite clay in simulated seawater were investigated using NaCl solutions in laboratory experiments. Both n-eicosane and n-eicosene displayed identical association behaviors with this clay. Association increased linearly with increasing hydrocarbon concentration in water. The amount of n-alkane associated with smectite increased with carbon chain length from C17 to C28, reaching a maximum of 70% removal from water. This may be due to decreased accommodation in water as hydrocarbon chain length becomes larger. The level of association of aromatic hydrocarbons was generally low, and isoalkanes were more effectively removed from water than n-alkanes of the same number of carbons. © 1978, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyers1, PA; Oas, TG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 934 - 937

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5851

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-936X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/es60144a005

Citation Source

  • Scopus