||Formation of Chlorinated Organics during Solid Waste Combustion.
Gullett, B. K. ;
Bruce, K. R. ;
Beach, L. O. ;
||Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Chemical reactors ;
Chemical reactions ;
Calcium oxides ;
Flue gases ;
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The paper gives results of an examination of the formation mechanisms of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) and their precursors in a laboratory reactor. Both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions were studied between 200 and 800 C with HCl, Cl2, and phenol as reactants in a simulated flue gas. Analysis of the reactor effluent showed that homogeneous phase production of chlorophenols, potential precursors to PCDD and PCDF, was related to HCl concentration, reaching a maximum formation level at around 650 C.