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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Reduction of Hexachloroethane to Tetrachloroethylene in Groundwater.
Author Criddle, C. S. ; McCarthy, P. L. ; Elliott, M. C. ; Barker, J. F. ;
CORP Author Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Civil Engineering. ;Waterloo Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Earth Sciences.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-R-808851; EPA/600/J-86/057;
Stock Number PB86-201324
Additional Subjects Water chemistry ; Water pollution ; Organic wastes ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Ground water ; Reprints ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Ethane/hexachloro ; Groundwater pollution ; Fate of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-201324 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 12p
At the Canadian Forces Base, Borden, hexachloroethane (HCE) that was introduced into an unconfined sand aquifer disappeared rapidly, with a half-life of about 40 days. Laboratory-scale studies, initiated to help assess the fate of HCE, indicated that it is reductively biotransformed to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) both by aerobic cultures of wastewater microflora and by microcosms containing unhomogenized Borden aquifer material. The results also indicate that the agents involved in the aquifer transformation of HCE to PCE are not homogeneously distributed in the aquifer material.