Simple Phenolic Acids in Soil Culture I: Sorption, Kd and Koc

  • Udo Blum


In this chapter the author explores whether the conditional properties of Kd and Koc (sorption coefficients) for phenolic acids could assist in determining how phenolic acids are partitioned in sterilized Cecil and Portsmouth A and B horizon soils. Compares the merit of using sorption, Kd and Koc values based on the batch-equilibrium and desorption techniques with that of sorption, Kd and Koc values based on water, neutral EDTA and/or Mehlich III extractions.


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  • Udo Blum
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  1. 1.Department of Plant & Microbial BiologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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