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Chlorinated Solvents

Chlorinated solvents are a group of organic compounds that contain chlorine atoms bonded to carbon
atoms. These solvents are commonly used in various industrial processes, including degreasing metal
parts, cleaning electronic components, and as chemical intermediates in manufacturing processes.
Examples of chlorinated solvents include:

Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Perchloroethylene (PCE)
Dichloromethane (DCM)
Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)
1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)

Chlorinated solvents are valued for their ability to dissolve a wide range of substances, making them
effective for cleaning and degreasing applications. However, they are also known for their persistence inthe environment and their potential to pose health risks to humans and wildlife. Due to their toxic andpersistent nature, chlorinated solvents are a significant concern when released into the environment, particularly into soil and groundwater.