tetrachloroethylene

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tetrachloroethylene

[¦te·trə¦klȯr·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
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AMMONIA: Better known as a dry cleaning fluid and toilet bowl cleaner, this is added to tobacco for flavour.
A tin of dry cleaning fluid, or paint thinners in the garage or under the sink is more of a risk.
OTCBB:BUGS), said today that it has been awarded a remediation contract from American BioSystems (ABS) for a confidential national dry cleaning franchise owner seeking definitive cleanup results and validated third party data on a better, faster, cheaper and safer solution for source remediation of dry cleaning fluids accidentally released at a commercial shopping center site in Michigan.
Three out of four groundwater remediation wells that were treated with the SSWM Remediline(TM) product exhibited an average 98% reduction in both PCE and TCE contaminants, common chemical constituents found in commercial dry cleaning fluids, to below clean-up goals.
VOCs are also found in gasoline, dry cleaning fluids and other petroleum-based products.
The main culprits are lead, nitrates left over from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, radon, and "volatile organic compounds" -- chemicals used in a wide range of ways, from degreasers to dry cleaning fluids to household spot removers -- and trihalomethanes, carcinogenic compounds formed when the chlorine used as a purifier reacts with decayed vegetation present in the water supply.