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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Agricultural By-products as Adsorbents to Reduce Bioavailability of Contaminants

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Project Number: 6054-41000-089-11
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 03, 2008
End Date: Mar 03, 2013

This project has an objective to study how ARS-manufactured carbons can be used to adsorb heavy metals and chlorinated organics in contaminated sediments. This adsorption may cause the contaminants to be less available to biota.

ARS will test ARS-manufactured activated carbons on surrogate wastewaters. The "best" carbons will be forwarded to the collaborator at University of Maryland. The collaborator will test the activated carbons in a sediment matrix for adsorption capabilities and for reduced contaminant bioavailability.

Last Modified: 10/4/2015
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