Perchlorate: Problems, Detection, and Solutions

  title={Perchlorate: Problems, Detection, and Solutions},
  author={W. Motzer},
  journal={Environmental Forensics},
  pages={301 - 311}
  • W. Motzer
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Forensics
The perchlorate anion (ClO 4 m ) is produced when the solid salts of ammonium, potassium, and sodium perchlorate, and perchloric acid dissolve in water. Ammonium perchlorate, used in solid rocket engine fuels, has a limited shelf life and must periodically be replaced. Before 1997, perchlorate could not be readily detected in groundwater at concentrations below 100 µg/L, until the California Department of Health Services developed an acceptable analytical method that lowered the detection limit… Expand
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