What is 1,4-Dioxane? | WWD Weekly Digest

March 23, 2022
What is 1,4-dioxane? Why is it used and how can you treat it in water?

Used to stabilize chlorinated solvents, 1,4-dioxane is found in paint strippers, greases, dyes, antifreeze and more. While not regulated by the U.S. EPA at this time, some utilities across the country are seeking ways to remove this human carcinogen from their water.

In this interview, hear from Keith Bircher, Global product manager UV for De Neora Water Technologies and Alex Bettinardi, Global product manager Ozone for De Nora Water Technologies, about what this chemical is, why it has become a growing concern for utilities and the technologies available to treat it.


  • Intro | 0:00
  • What is 1,4-dioxane? | 0:28
  • Where can you find 1,4-dioxane in the environment? | 1:12
  • What exposure and health risks are linked to 1,4-dioxane? | 2:22
  • What technologies exist to detect 1,4-dioxane in water? | 3:24
  • What technologies exist to treat 1,4-dioxane? | 4:47
  • How De Nora works with utilities to implement proper technology for their needs | 7:53
  • Outro: 9:40

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