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Main Title Photochemical Reactivity of Perchloroethylene: A New Appraisal.
Author Dimitriades, B. ; Gay, Jr., B. W. ; Arnts, R. R. ; Seila, R. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-129;
Stock Number PB84-142298
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Solvents ; Ozone ; Oxidizers ; Urban areas ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Dry cleaning ; Test chambers ; Smog ; Nitrogen oxides ; Ethane ; Chemical reactions ; Reaction kinetics ; Reprints ; Ethylene/perchloro ; Volatile organic compounds ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-142298 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 16p
Abstract Perchloroethylene (PCE), a solvent used in dry cleaning, has been suspected of contributing significantly to photochemical ozone/oxidant (O3/O(x)) problems in urban atmospheres. Past evidence, however, was neither complete nor consistent. To interpret more conclusively the past evidence, and further understand PCE's role in the O3/O(x) problem, a smog chamber testing program was conducted. The program's objectives were: (a) to explain the mechanism of the PCE reaction in smog chamber atmospheres, and (b) to extrapolate the smog chamber findings regarding PCE reactivity to the real atmosphere. Results showed that (a) in smog chambers, PCE reacts and forms O3/O(x) following a C1-instigated photooxidation mechanisms rather than the OH-instigated mechanizm accepted in current smog chemistry, and (b) in the real atmosphere neither the C1-instigated nor the OH-instigated photooxidations of PCE can generate substantial concentrations of O3/O(x). In fact, PCE contributes less to the ambient O3/O(x) problem than equal concentrations of ethane.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in APCA Jnl., v33 N6 p575-587 1983. See also PB83-163014.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Photochemical Reactivity of Perchloroethylene: A New Appraisal.
PUB Date Free Form 1983
Category Codes 7D; 68A; 99F
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 409017914
Origin NTIS
Type CAT