Fate of acetone in water

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The physical, chemical, and biological processes that might affect the concentration of acetone in water were investigated in laboratory studies. Processes considered included volatilization, adsorption by sediments, photodecomposition, bacterial degradation, and absorption by algae and molds. It was concluded that volatilization and bacterial degradation were the dominant processes determining the fate of acetone in streams and rivers.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fate of acetone in water
Series title Chemosphere
DOI 10.1016/0045-6535(82)90114-X
Volume 11
Issue 11
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 18 p.
First page 1097
Last page 1114
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