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- ‘AOX (adsorbable organic halide) is a surrogate measure of the amount of chlorinated organic compounds in pulp and paper effluent discharge.’
- ‘As a result, our discharges of adsorbable organic halides have decreased more than 90 percent since 1990.’
- ‘Similar cost curves were generated for the removal of adsorbable organic compounds and dissolved inorganic species.’
- ‘A continuously operating analytical monitoring system using plasma emission detection for the measurement of adsorbable organic halogens in industrial waste water was developed.’
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