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By Ruth Stringer

This is the 1st e-book to envision comprehensively the chlorine and its results at the atmosphere. It covers not just the background of chlorine construction, but in addition seems at its items, their results at the worldwide surroundings, and the overseas laws which controls their use, liberate, and disposal.
person chapters are devoted to matters reminiscent of releases of organochlorines into the surroundings, and the environmental impression of ozone depletion, offering easy reasons of those complicated concerns. those are sponsored up with case reviews of landmark occasions within the background of the chlorine - for instance the Seveso explosion or the Yusho and Yu-Cheng mass poisonings.
With a transparent, concise textual content and diverse compilations of severe info, this ebook will turn out a useful resource reference for environmental scientists, scholars, and coverage makers with an curiosity during this subject.

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The principal uses of metal-chlorine compounds are summarised in Chapter 3. Chlorine oxygen acids and salts, sodium hypoch1orite and chlorite, the chloramines and chlorine dioxide are important b1eaching and disinfecting agents (Wojtowicz 1993a, Wojtowicz 1993b, Block 1993). Use of chlorine dioxide for pulp bleaching increased rapidly in the 1980s, partly in response to concems about disposal of effluents arising from eiemental chlorine use, and 1990 North American production, mainly destined for pulp b1eaching, was 561 kt.

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