Adsorption and degradation processes of triclosan (TCS) were studied in the laboratory using field-collected sediments of different physicochemical properties. Batch equilibrium experiment indicated that adsorption isotherms were fitted well to both linear and Freundlich model with linear sorption coefficients (K-d) varied from 147 to 1,425 mL mu g(-1). The sediment with a higher organic carbon content and a lower pH value had the greatest adsorption capability. Degradation experiment showed that triclosan was relatively stable in water with calculated half-life values ranged from 89 to 161 days. No degradation in sterilized water suggested that the loss of triclosan was due to biological processes. Degradation was more rapid in water-sediment system than in water, and the calculated half-life value in water-sediment systems ranged from 32 to 62 days. Methylation of triclosan was observed in all studied sediments, but the amount of methyl-triclosan (M-TCS) accounted for less than 5 % of the degradated TCS.
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Wuhan 430072, Peoples R China 2.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
Huang, Xiaolong; Wu, Chenxi; Xiong, Xiong; Zhang, Kai; Liu, Jiantong.Partitioning and Degradation of Triclosan and Formation of Methyl-Triclosan in Water-Sediment Systems,WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION,2014,():