volume 44, issue 1, P323-328 2009
DOI: 10.1021/es902899n
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Yachao Qi, Wei Chen

Abstract: The bioaccumulation of readily desorbable naphthalene and that of desorption-resistant naphthalene in earthworms were compared to examine the effect of desorption resistance on bioavailability of hydrophobic organic contaminants in soil. A series of naphthalene-contaminated soil samples representing different degrees of desorption resistance were prepared using a batch sorption-repetitive desorption approach, and bioaccumulation of these samples was evaluated using earthworms (Eisenia fetida). Soil samples rep…

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