Modeling the reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins: kinetics, pathway, and equivalent toxicity.

@article{Kim2009ModelingTR,
  title={Modeling the reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins: kinetics, pathway, and equivalent toxicity.},
  author={Jihun Kim and Paul G Tratnyek and Jae-Hwan Kim and Yoon-Seok Chang},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 14},
  pages={5327-32}
}
Reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) involves 256 reactions linking 76 congeners with highly variable toxicities, so it is challenging to assess the overall effect of this process on the environmental impact of PCDD contamination. This study describes a quantitative solution to this problem that allows calculation of the toxic equivalent quantity (TEQ) of the mixture of PCDD congeners predicted by a linear free-energy relationship (LFER) that relates rate… CONTINUE READING