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Chemistry Help Please

  1. Jul 19, 2007 #1
    I need help with the following problems:

    1.Are there environmental concerns that arise as a result of the chemical process of cleaning?(if yes go into details)

    2. Has the cleaning industry made any recent advances that have chemical foundations(if yes go into details)

    Websites, Answers, would be very helpful. Please and Thank You
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007
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  3. Jul 20, 2007 #2
    Detergents are pollutants I think. I dont know what you mean by "chemical process" of cleaning.
  4. Jul 24, 2007 #3
    If an answer is still needed, leaning things such as oil and nuclear power plants uses many chemicals. Oil refineries are a great example of this as they go through about 10 chemicals on average to be cleaned.

    Even drinking water uses chlorine as a cleaner (although less often), if that chlorine was to somehow leak into the final drinking water it would cause an environmental risk.
  5. Jul 25, 2007 #4


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    1, What happens to the cleaners when they are used -> where do they go?

    2, If they are going to go into the enviroment what would you like to happen to them once they get there?
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