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|Main Title||Catalytic dehyrohalogenation : a chemical destruction method for halogentated organics.|
|Author||Harden, J. M. ; Ramsey, G. G.|
|CORP Author||Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-86/113; EPA-68-02-3994|
|Subjects||Halogenation ; Elimination reactions ; Organohalogen compounds ; Hazardous wastes|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Dehydrohalogenation ; Chemical reactions ; Halogen organic compounds ; Chemical reaction kinetics ; Hazard wastes ; Toxic substances|
|Collation||44 pages ; 28 cm|
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. The reagent is shown to dehalogenate six organic compounds that are representative of low molecular weight compounds encountered in hazardous wastes: CCl4, CHCl3, CH2Cl2, C2H4Br2, and CCl3NO2. Kinetics data for the reactions of the reagent with the six compounds is given to allow reactor design and calculation of destruction efficiency.
Caption title. "December 1986." "EPA/600/2-86/113." Microfiche.