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Main Title Abiotic Reduction Reactions of Anthropogenic Organic Chemicals in Anaerobic Systems: A Critical Review.
Author Macalady, D. L. ; Tratnyek, P. G. ; Grundl, T. J. ;
CORP Author Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Dept. of Chemistry and Geochemistry.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-811250; EPA/600/J-86/092;
Stock Number PB86-217007
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Anaerobic conditions ; Water pollution control ; Sludge ; Environmental impacts ; Humans ; Sewage ; Amines ; Nitro compounds ; Degradation ; Halides ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Anthropogenic ; Dehalogenation ; Aryl halides
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-217007 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 30p
The review is predicated upon the need for a detailed process-level understanding of factors influencing the reduction of anthropogenic organic chemicals in natural waters. In particular, abiotic reductions of anthropogenic organic chemicals are reviewed. The most important reductive reaction is alkyl dehalogenation (replacement of chloride with hydrogen) which occurs in organisms, sediment, sewage sludge, and reduced iron porphyrin model systems. An abiotic mechanism involving a free radical intermediate has been proposed. The abstraction of vicinal dihalides (also termed dehalogenation) is another reduction that may have an abiotic component in natural systems. Reductive dehalogenation of aryl halides has recently been reported and further study of the reaction is needed. (Copyright (c) 1986 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)