Applications of polychlorinated biphenyls

  title={Applications of polychlorinated biphenyls},
  author={Mitchell D Erickson and Robert G. Kaley},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  • M. Erickson, R. Kaley
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Background, aim, and scopeIn the 50 years or so that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were manufactured in the USA and elsewhere, they were widely used in numerous applications because of their desirable properties. The purpose of this paper is to review and summarize in one place the factual information about the uses of PCBs, as well as to correct some misconceptions that have arisen over the years. The focus is on applications in the USA for which there is ample documentation. However, use… 
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