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Effectiveness of plant-derived sorbents for the remediation of low-energy intertidal wetlands contaminated by oil spills

Show simple item record Chung S. Suidan M.T. Venosa A.D.
dc.contributor.editor 2012 2017-10-04T11:04:37Z 2017-10-04T11:04:37Z 2012
dc.identifier 10.1007/s11270-012-1096-6
dc.identifier.issn 00496979
dc.description.abstract The use of plant-derived sorbent was investigated as a remediation strategy for low-energy intertidal wetlands contaminated by crude oil spills. Effectiveness of plant-derived sorbent as a wicking agent was evaluated in microcosms simulating intertidal wetlands. Microcosms were designed to impose three different oil penetration depths (0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 cm), two different tidal amplitudes (±5 and ±10 cm above oil-contaminated surface), and two different types of sorbents (raw bagasse and hydrophobic-treated bagasse). We observed that the use of plant-derived sorbent was beneficial not only in removing oil but also in preventing further contamination. Oil penetration depth and tidal amplitude both negatively influenced the effectiveness of the sorbent. Effectiveness of the hydrophobic-treated sorbent was always higher than that of untreated one at any given oil penetration depth and tidal amplitude. Effectiveness of hydrophobic-treated sorbent was relatively low compared to that of raw bagasse. The most plausible explanation is that oil wicking mainly occurred during low tide. From a cost-effectiveness point of view, we suggest the use of raw bagasse immediately after an oil spill for remediation of low-energy intertidal wetlands. The observed results imply that this technique has potential to stimulate biodegradation by wicking oil out of contaminated intertidal wetlands subsurface to the aerobic zone where biodegradation can take place. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012.
dc.format.extent Pages: (3137-3144)
dc.language English
dc.publisher DORDRECHT
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution; Publication Year: 2012; Volume: 223; no. 6; Pages: (3137-3144);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Effectiveness of plant-derived sorbents for the remediation of low-energy intertidal wetlands contaminated by oil spills
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Chung, S., Technology Development Center, Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd., Suwon, Gyeonggi, 443-823, South Korea
dc.contributor.affiliation Suidan, M.T., Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Venosa, A.D., National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US EPA, Cincinnati, OH 45268, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Chung, S.; Technology Development Center, Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd., Suwon, Gyeonggi, 443-823, South Korea; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chung, S
dc.contributor.authorInitials Suidan, MT
dc.contributor.authorInitials Venosa, AD
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Chung, S (reprint author), Samsung Engn Co Ltd, Technol Dev Ctr, Suwon 443823, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden WAPLA
dc.identifier.scopusID 84862238554
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Water Air Soil Pollut.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 6
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Water Air Soil Pollut.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 223
dc.source.ID WOS:000304926200024
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Crude oil
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Remediation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Sorbent
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Tide
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Wetlands
dc.subject.otherChemCAS bagasse, 9006-97-7
dc.subject.otherChemCAS petroleum, 8002-05-9
dc.subject.otherIndex Aerobic zones
dc.subject.otherIndex Intertidal wetland
dc.subject.otherIndex Low energies
dc.subject.otherIndex Raw bagasse
dc.subject.otherIndex Remediation strategies
dc.subject.otherIndex Wicking
dc.subject.otherIndex Bagasse
dc.subject.otherIndex Biodegradation
dc.subject.otherIndex Contamination
dc.subject.otherIndex Crude oil
dc.subject.otherIndex Hydrophobicity
dc.subject.otherIndex Microbiology
dc.subject.otherIndex Oil spills
dc.subject.otherIndex Pollution
dc.subject.otherIndex Remediation
dc.subject.otherIndex Sorption
dc.subject.otherIndex Tides
dc.subject.otherIndex Wetlands
dc.subject.otherIndex Sorbents
dc.subject.otherIndex bagasse
dc.subject.otherIndex petroleum
dc.subject.otherIndex bioremediation
dc.subject.otherIndex cost-benefit analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex crude oil
dc.subject.otherIndex efficiency measurement
dc.subject.otherIndex hydrophobicity
dc.subject.otherIndex intertidal environment
dc.subject.otherIndex microcosm
dc.subject.otherIndex oil spill
dc.subject.otherIndex oxic conditions
dc.subject.otherIndex wetland
dc.subject.otherIndex analytical parameters
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex cost effectiveness analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex ebb tide
dc.subject.otherIndex ecosystem restoration
dc.subject.otherIndex hydrophobicity
dc.subject.otherIndex low energy intertidal wetland
dc.subject.otherIndex microcosm
dc.subject.otherIndex oil penetration depth
dc.subject.otherIndex oil spill
dc.subject.otherIndex simulation
dc.subject.otherIndex sugarcane
dc.subject.otherIndex tidal amplitude
dc.subject.otherIndex water contamination
dc.subject.otherIndex wetland
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CLEANUP
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus WATER
dc.subject.otherWOS Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.otherWOS Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.subject.otherWOS Water Resources

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