The preconcentration of phenanthrene from aqueous solution was discussed. The study was carried out by using a slightly hydrophobic nonionic surfactant. The slightly hydrophobic surfactant, at proper condition enhanced the performance of the surfactant-based extraction process on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). The results show that the increasing the temperature difference enhanced the preconcentration factors prominently but only slightly the recovery efficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces