The biodegradation of atrazine as influenced by preozonation was studied in biological GAC columns. Metabolism of isopropyl-14C atrazine produced more 14CO2 than ring-UL-14C atrazine, indicating dealkylation was more rapid than ring cleavage. Preozonation increased mineralization of ring-UL-14C atrazine and, consequently, enhanced the performance of the GAC columns. Sixty-two percent of the influent atrazine was converted to 14CO2 in columns that received ozonated atrazine and ozonated surface water, while 50% of the influent atrazine was converted to 14CO2 in columns that received untreated atrazine and ozonated surface water, and only 38% of the influent atrazine was converted to 14CO2 in columns with untreated influent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
- activated carbon
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science