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Main Title Catalytic dehydrohalogenation : a chemical destruction method for halogenated organics.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Harden, John M.,
Ramsay, George G.,
Rogers, Charles,
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-S2-86-113
OCLC Number 892343698
Subjects Halocarbons ; Elimination reactions
Internet Access
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EJBD  EPA 600-S2-86-113 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-86-113 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 4 pages : ill., charts ; 28 cm
"EPA/600-S2-86-113." "March 1987."
Contents Notes
Dehydrohalogenation shows potential as a means for converting certain halogenated organics in wastes to inorganic salts and gaseous aliphatic compounds. Dehydrohalogenation is a dehalogenation/elimination reaction that is initiated by a strong base. The resulting products are the halide salt, water, and an elimination compound. A novel reagent, sodium or potassium hydroxide mixed with a polyethylene glycol, is a very effective dehydrohalogenation agent. This reagent is shown to de halogenate six organic compounds that are representative of low molecular weight compounds encountered in hazardous wastes: CClb4s, CHClb3s, CHb2sClb2s, Cb2sHb4sBrb2s, and CClb3sNOb2s.Kinetics data for the reactions of this reagent with the six compounds is given to allow reaction design and calculation of destruction efficiency.