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Main Title Effect of Chlorine Position on the Degradation of Dichlorophenols in Anaerobic Pond Sediment.
Author Rogers, J. E. ; Hale, D. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/353;
Stock Number PB88-134853
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Sediments ; Microorganisms ; Chlorine ; Chemical reactions ; Anaerobic conditions ; Dechlorination ; Phenol/chloro ; Biodegradation ; Environment effects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-134853 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 33p
To better understand the microbial degradation of chemicals in anaerobic environments, the degradation of chlorinated phenols was examined in freshwater sediments. The study demonstrated that the relative persistence of the dichlorophenols depended on the chemical structure of the individual isomers. The initial step in degradation was the reductive dechlorination of a single chlorine to form the monochlorophenol as an intermediate. Chlorine at the 2-position of dichlorophenols was the most readily reduced. The results show that caution should be used in extrapolating laboratory data to predict degradation rates at field sites.