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Main Title Dioxin and Furan Contamination in the Manufacture of Halogenated Organic Chemicals.
Author Lee, A. ; Campbell, B. ; Kelly, W. ;
CORP Author Technical Resources, Inc., Rockville, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-03-3274; EPA/600/2-86/101;
Stock Number PB87-119905
Additional Subjects Synthesis(Chemistry) ; Contamination ; Halogen organic compounds ; Byproducts ; Chemical reactions ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Hazardous materials ; Tables(Data) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reaction kinetics ; Dibenzodioxins ; Dibenzofurans
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-119905 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 71p
The manufacture of halogenated organic chemicals results in the formation of small amounts of undesirable side reaction by-products. These contaminants may be contained in the product chemical, separated into a processing step residue, or lost to the air or wastewater as a pollutant. For several years attention has been focused on one member of the dioxin family, namely 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). In the report, a brief review of important chlorinated organic chemicals associated with dioxin and furan contamination is followed by an extensive discussion of brominated organic chemical manufacturing. Potential for dioxin and furan contamination is predicted and available information on actual product analysis is presented. The results of the study may be used to identify sources of dioxins and furans and to develop methods to eliminate, reduce or isolate the occurrence of these toxic artifacts.