Got Tetrachloroethene in your water? We remove that.
AquaOx Filters Out Tetrachloroethene
What is Tetrachloroethene?
Also known as PERC or tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloroethene is a colorless liquid with the formula CI2C=CCI2. The chlorocarbon has a sweet smell that is detectable at 1 ppm. Without proper waste management and storage, industrial factories that use the chemical element may contribute to its release into the environment.
What Types of Industrial Uses Does it Have?
The principal use for the volatile liquid is as a solvent for organic materials in the dry-cleaning industry. Tetrachloroethene is also an excellent degreasing solvent in the metalworking and automotive industries. It is an essential ingredient with other chlorocarbons. The colorless liquid also works excellent in aerosol preparations, spot removers, and paint strippers.
How Does Tetrachloroethene Get into Your Drinking Water?
Through improper waste management and storage, the liquid chemical can get into water systems near industrial factories. Without proper handling, factories contribute to its release into the environment.
What are the Health Risks Associated with Tetrachloroethene?
Individuals who drink tetrachloroethene-contaminated water are prone to liver damages. Prolonged exposure may lead to increased chances of getting cancer. Drinking water with high concentrations of tetrachloroethene may cause damages to the central nervous system. It can also affect the development of the eyes, ears, and central nervous system of the individuals who drink the contaminated water. The chemical may also cause reproductive effects to the exposed individual.