Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

What is Tetrachloroethylene (PCE):

Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is a volatile organic solvent commonly used in dry cleaning, textile processing, and as a degreasing agent since the 1930s.  PCE is still in use today in various commercial and industrial facilities across the United States.  PCE is nonflammable, clear, colorless, and has a sweet odor that is volatile and readily evaporates at room temperature (USEPA, 2012). Common names for PCE include perchloroethylene, perc, perchlor, and perclene....