Ozonation of a Biorefractory Organic Compound

by Janice P. Stowell, State Univ of New York at Buffalo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


This study involved determination of the degradation of chlorendic acid due to ozonation, possible biodegradation of the resultant products, and possible toxicity of the resultant products. While some chemical degradation occurred as a result of ozonation no biodegradable products were formed. However, the end products did show acute toxicity effects. Taken together, the results from this study provide a good example of the caution one should take in interpreting data from chemical fate studies. Namely, degradation of the parent compound does not assure one of reduced toxicity but rather may result in a more hazardous situation.

Subject Headings: Chemical degradation | Ozonization | Organic compounds | Chemical wastes | Chemical treatment | Waste disposal | Hazardous materials | Organic chemicals

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