Polymerization is the formation of large molecules (polymers) by the bonding together of many smaller molecules. For example, styrene polymerizes to form polystyrene. Polymerization can enhance the tendency of a substance to be adsorbed on mineral surfaces by increasing the molecular weight, but is not likely to result in detoxification of hazardous wastes.

Polar organic compounds such as amino acids normally do not polymerize in water because of dipole-dipole interactions. However, polymerization of amino acids to peptides may occur on clay surfaces. For example, Degens and Metheja51 found kaolinite to serve as a catalyst for the polymerization of amino acids to peptides. In natural systems, Cu2+ is not very likely to exist in significant concentrations. However, Fe3+ may be present in the deep-well environment in sufficient amounts to enhance the adsorption of phenol, benzene, and related aromatics. Wastes from resin-manufacturing facilities, food-processing plants, pharmaceutical plants, and other types of chemical plants occasionally contain resin-like materials that may polymerize to form solids at deep-well-injection pressures and temperatures.

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