WEF Discussions — Now on LinkedIn!

WEF is pleased to announce the creation of free LinkedIn groups associated with its technical discussion forum topics. Through these LinkedIn groups, members will be able to view and participate in discussions, as well as communicate with one another via direct messages. Share your experiences and knowledge, ask questions and respond to other discussions as frequently as you like!

You must have a LinkedIn profile to join a LinkedIn group; you can create your profile here. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, all you need to do is submit a request to join one or all of the following groups:

Water Environment Federation (Main) | Biosolids | Collection Systems | Nutrients | Stormwater 
Utility Management | Water Reuse | Water for Jobs | Watershed Management | Laboratory Practices 

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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:

 

http://www.waterandwastewater.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=lab1

 

or attending to several LinkedIn Groups:

 

Water and Wastewater Professionals:

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2328156

 

Water and Wastewater Laboratory Professionals:

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2338463

 

By the way, the Water and Wastewater Professionals Group is doing much better that WEF's and WEF Young Professionals and is currently the number 10 rated wastewater Linkedin Group in just less than 6 months.


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!