Implications of treating water containing polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons with chlorine: A gas chromatographic-mass spectrometry study

Alan R Oyler, R. J. Liukkonen, M. K. Lukasewycz

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Abstract

The products of aqueous chlorination reactions of 1-methylnaphthalene, fluorene, dibenzofuran, anthracene, phenanthrene, 1-methylphenanthrene, fluoranthene, and pyrene have been determined. The conditions employed for these reactions aproximated those that might be encountered in water treatment facilities. Reactions at pH>6 tended to produce oxygenated products (epoxides, phenols, quinones, etc.), and reactions at pH<6 tended to produce both oxygenated (quinones) and chlorinated products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-86
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental health perspectives
VolumeVol. 46
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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