Inorganic components h2o and co2 andrews et al 2004

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: toxic nerve poison – no safe levels •  Typically very low concentra(ons, highly dispersed, difficult to treat •  Ideally, treat by concentra(ng dioxins on a solid, then destroy with heat •  Ac(vated charcoal and carbon used, but destroyed during dioxin destruc(on process •  Smec(te (2:1) clays used due to adsorp(on in interlayer sites in mineral structure Degrada(on of organic contaminants: •  Mechanisms: –  Chemical –  Microbial •  Availability determines degreda(on –  Chemical structure similar to natural compounds, more likely to degrade –  Generally, greater complexity of molecule means slower degreda(on Degrada(on can be slight altera(ons to orig...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online