volume 44, issue 8, P2961-2967 2010
DOI: 10.1021/es903065f
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Balaji Rao, Todd A. Anderson, Aaron Redder, W. Andrew Jackson

Abstract: The environmental occurrence of perchlorate (ClO4(-)) can be related to either natural or anthropogenic sources. Recent studies highlighted the ubiquitous occurrence of natural ClO4(-) in the environment including wet deposition in the United States. Limited studies have investigated potential mechanisms responsible for natural ClO4(-) production in the environment. These studies have neither addressed the influence of relevant reaction conditions nor have they evaluated the rates of ClO4(-) production. The pu…

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