||Chlorine 'Disinfection' Chemistry of Aromatic Compounds. Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Rates, Products, and Mechanisms.
Oyler, A. R. ;
Liukkonen, R. J. ;
Lukasewycz, M. T. ;
Heikkila, K. E. ;
Cox, D. A. ;
||Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Chemistry.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ;
Chemical reactions ;
Chemical reaction kinetics ;
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The use of chlorine for water renovation and disinfection has been questioned because of the reaction of active chlorine species with organic compounds present in water to form products that may be biologically harmful. Among the organic species known to be present during chlorination are the polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), a class of ubiquitous compounds that may be the precursors to at least a portion of the undesirable products. In the present article the authors will describe a detailed study of the kinetics and product distributions of phenanthrene in the pH range 3-10 and fluorene and fluoranthene in the pH range 3-5.