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Main Title Transformations of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene in microcosms and groundwater /
Author Parsons, Frances.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wood, Paul R.
DeMarco, Jack.
CORP Author Florida International Univ., Miami. Drinking Water Research Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher AWWA,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/324
Stock Number PB85-243939
OCLC Number 771917970
Subjects Groundwater--Purification--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Tetrachloroethylene removal. ; Groundwater--Purification--Florida--Broward County--Tetrachloroethylene removal. ; Groundwater--Purification--Trichloroethylene removal--Florida--Miami-Dade County. ; Groundwater--Purification--Trichloroethylene removal--Florida--Broward County. ; Tetrachloroethylene--Environmental aspects. ; Trichloroethylene--Environmental aspects. ; Groundwater--Purification--Tetrachloroethylene removal--Florida--Miami-Dade County. ; Groundwater--Purification--Tetrachloroethylene removal--Florida--Broward County.
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Solvents ; Potable water ; Water treatment ; Water pollution control ; Dry cleaning ; Metal finishing ; Leakage ; Storage tanks ; Aquifers ; Sediments ; Molecular structures ; Reprints ; Ethene/tetrachloro ; Ethene/trichloro ; Microcosms
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-J-84-324 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/17/2012
NTIS  PB85-243939 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 4 unnumbered pages ; 30 cm
Cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethane were found in well water at a site contaminated with trichloroethene from a leaking storage tank, although neither compound was used in the vicinity nor was present as an impurity in the trichloroethene in the storage tank. The use of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene in dry cleaning and metal refinishing plants is widespread. Several chloroethene compounds that are found in southern Florida groundwater may have been formed from these solvents via microbial metabolism in the groundwater environment. In the study, depletion of tetrachloroethene and appearance of cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene and chloroethene were observed following incubation of tetrachloroethene in microcosms containing muck from the aquifer recharge basin.
Originally published in Journal (American Water Works Association). Feb. 1984, 76(2): 56-59. Includes bibliographical references.