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There are no experimental data on environmental distribution ofchloroethylene. QSAR modeling predicts thatchloroethylenewill volatize rapidly from surface water with TD50 = 0.82 days (river) and 3.13 days (lake).


The low value for soil organic carbon-water partition coefficient (logKoc = 1.34 -1.41) suggests thatchloroethylenewill not adsorb onto soil and sediment and, therefore, together with its high volatility, will not persist in these environmental media.


The data on environmental distribution ofchloroethyleneobtained from the level III fugacity model confirms that depending on various emission scenarios, most ofchloroethylenewill be removed from the environment by means of abiotic and biotic degradation.