Degradation of Nicotine in Chlorinated Water: Pathways and Kinetics
U.S. EPA. Degradation of Nicotine in Chlorinated Water: Pathways and Kinetics. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/073, 2016.
The objective of the study is to illustrate how drinking water would affect alkaloid pesticides, and to address the issue by (a) investigating the fate of nicotine in chlorinated drinking water and deionized water, (b) determining the reaction rate and pathway of the reaction between nicotine and aqueous chlorine, (c) identifying nicotine’s degradation products, and (d) providing data that can be used to assess the potential threat from nicotine in drinking water.