Decomposition of 2,4',5-trichlorobiphenyl by using molten salt

Yasufumi Yokka, Masayoshi Kimura, Yuzuru Sato

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The decomposition of 2,4',5-trichlorobiphenyl as a derivative of PCB was studied by means of the injecting the solution into NaOH-Na2CO 3 or KOH-K2CO3 molten salts. The solution of 2,4',5-trichlorobiphenyl dissolved in an organic solvent were fed into the molten salts together with the carrier gas (N2-21%O2) through the injection tube. The experiments were carried out in the temperature range of 500-700°C by immersing the injection tube into the molten salts. Potassium system showed relatively higher decomposition efficiency than sodium system at low temperature. The decomposition efficiency of 2,4',5- trichlorobiphenyl depended on the temperature and was approximately 99.999% over 600°C in both systems. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - 15th International Symposium on Molten Salts
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event15th International Symposium on Molten Salts - 210th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2006 Oct 292006 Nov 3

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference15th International Symposium on Molten Salts - 210th ECS Meeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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