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.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Fate of acetone in water|
|Contributing office(s)||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|
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