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Tough question: If benzene is detected in a surface water....
mitochondrialBliss
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:46 PM
Joined: 1/21/2010
Posts: 9


If benzene is detected in a surface water, is it possible that the source of the benzene could have come from para-dichlorobenzene? I don't know if that compound is able to break down or separate into chlorine, benzene, etc. I would love a solution to this, thanks.


Victor Santa Cruz
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:58 PM
Joined: 11/11/2009
Posts: 38


Mitochondrial Bliss:

 

Photolysis of para-dichlorobenzene is an excellent way of degrading this molecule.  Use the following link to learn para-dichlorobenzene's environmental fate:

 

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/fatememo/paradichlorobenzene.pdf

 

By the way, there are so many questions I could answer but most of my time is spent moderating Water and Wastewater Professionals Forum at:

 

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mitochondrialBliss
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 4:03 PM
Joined: 1/21/2010
Posts: 9


Doh! that reference you provided was great! Thank you much!