Sorption of pentachlorophenol (PCP) in the marine bottom sediments-batch sorption experiment at varying pressure

Krzysztof Lewandowski , Witold Cieślikiewicz , Marta Kobusińska , Elżbieta Niemirycz


Study was undertaken to determine the effect of hydrostatic pressure on the sorption of pentachlorophenol (PCP). The experiment was conducted at atmospheric pressure (1000 hPa) and at increased pressure (6000 hPa) simulating conditions at the water depth of 50 m. The sorption of PCP was examined in an artificial environment (microcosm) consisting of the marine water and the bottom sediments from a Polish harbor and the southern Baltic Sea. The first part of the experiment comprised the determination of PCP sorption parameters in the microcosms and parameters of the sediments (organic matter content, conductivity) and of the overlying water (pH, ion concentration) at 1000 hPa. The second part of the experiment was conducted at 6000 hPa inside the hyperbaric chamber. The hyperbaric exposure affected parameters of the harbor sediments and the overlying water but had little influence on the concentration of PCP in the microcosms containing the southern Baltic Sea sediments. Considering the specific characteristics of the harbor sediments, it can be assumed that the impact of hydrostatic pressure on the sorption process of PCP at 50-m depth appears to be negligible.
Author Krzysztof Lewandowski ZChMiOŚM
Krzysztof Lewandowski,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
, Witold Cieślikiewicz ZOF
Witold Cieślikiewicz,,
- Division of Physical Oceanography
, Marta Kobusińska ZChMiOŚM
Marta Kobusińska,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
, Elżbieta Niemirycz ZChMiOŚM
Elżbieta Niemirycz,,
- Division of Marine Chemistry and Environmental Protection
Journal seriesEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research, ISSN 0944-1344
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishhydrostatic pressure, microcosm, POPs, sand and fine sand, harbor sediments, Southern Baltic Sea
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, 01-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 01-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.741 (2) - 2016=3.023 (5)
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