Quantification of irreversible benzene sorption in sandy materials

Dong Ju Kim, Nag Choul Choi, Song Bae Kim

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Based on a previous study of the irreversible sorption of benzene in sandy aquifer materials, we further investigated a method to quantify an irreversible sorption coefficient of aqueous benzene. Assuming that the rate of irreversible loss from the solution to the sorption sites followed first-order kinetics, the irreversible sorption coefficient was derived from a kinetic batch sorption test conducted for an appropriate soil-to-solution ratio to reflect the flow conditions imposed on a column test. Simulation results revealed that the irreversible sorption coefficient estimated from the kinetic batch test provided a good agreement with the measured data obtained from the column test, indicating that the method proposed in this study can be used to quantify the irreversible sorption coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3229-3234
Number of pages6
JournalHydrological Processes
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 15


  • Benzene
  • Irreversible sorption
  • Sandy materials
  • Soil-to-solution ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology


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