Jay Thompson (Minnesota) co-authored an article that was published in Environmental Science & Technology.
His article was entitled "Measuring and Modeling Organochlorine Pesticide Response to Activated Carbon Amendment in Tidal Sediment Mesocosms" and it addresses activated carbon (AC) sediment amendment for hydrophobic organic contaminants.
The article presented the results of an 18-month field mesocosm trial at a site containing dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and chlordane. Different AC applications were applied and, for the first time, a recently published mass transfer model was field tested under varying experimental conditions. Although uncertainties such as the effect of long-term AC fouling by organic matter remain, the study findings support the use of the model to assess long-term implications of AC amendment. The article represented a portion of Jay's doctoral work at Stanford University and includes co-authors from Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, and Chevron Corporation.
For more information regarding the article, please visit: ES&T