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Main Title Laboratory evaluation of high-temperature destruction of polychlorinated biphenyls and related compounds /
Author Duvall, D. S. ; Rubey., W. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Rubey, W. A.
CORP Author Dayton Univ., Ohio. Research Inst.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development ; National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/2-77-228; EPA-R-803540
Stock Number PB-279 139
OCLC Number 05538093
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Laboratory equipment ; Experiments ; Degradation ; Stability ; Pyrolysis ; Gas chromatography ; Design criteria ; Chemical analysis ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Quartz tube apparatus ; Procedures ; High temperature
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-228 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/15/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-228 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-228 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-279 139 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A specialized laboratory technique incorporating a two-stage quartz system was used for determining the thermal destruction properties of PCB's and related compounds. With this system, a small sample was first converted to the gas phase, then exposed to high-temperature destruction conditions. Critical parameters of temperature and residence time were accurately measured. When PCB's were exposed for one second to a series of high-temperature air environments, it was found that initial decomposition occurred at approximately 640C; greater than 95% molecular destruction was obtained at 740C; and 99.995% molecular destruction was found at 1000C. Also, it was determined that PCB's (and certain related compounds) thermally decompose to low molecular weight products, as yet unidentified.
Includes appendices and bibliography. EPA-600/2-77-228.