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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,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/2-86/113; EPA-68-02-3994
Stock Number PB87-133104
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-133104 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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.