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Taylor, P.H.* ; Lenoir, D.

Chloroaromatic formation in incineration processes.

Sci. Total Environ. 269, 1-24 (2001)
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The high-temperature reactions of chlorinated hydrocarbons are reviewed with a primary focus on the gas-phase molecular growth chemistry and elementary reaction mechanisms leading to the formation of chlorinated benzenes and chlorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Recent heterogeneous mechanistic studies of the chlorination and condensation of aliphatic hydrocarbons at lower temperatures are also summarized. Copper(II) valent species play an important role as catalyst and reagent. The main thermal pathways for chlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans have been deduced by these laboratory experiments, which try to model the complex reality of the post-incineration zone of municipal and hazardous waste incinerators.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Review
Keywords Chlorinated hydrocarbons; Pyrolysis; Molecular growth; Chlorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins; Furan
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0048-9697
e-ISSN 1879-1026
Quellenangaben Volume: 269 , Issue: 1-3, Pages: 1-24 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Elsevier
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) Institute of Ecological Chemistry (IOEC)