Sorption of 17β-estradiol onto selected soil minerals Academic Article uri icon


  • Sorption of the endocrine-disrupting chemical 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) from aqueous solutions to goethite, an iron oxide, and the clay minerals kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite (K and Ca forms) was measured at 25 degrees C. The clay minerals sorbed more E(2) than the oxide, with sorption capacity increasing in the order goethite

publication date

  • October 2003