Oxidation of garbage in supercritical water

Fangming Jin, Atsushi Kishita, Heiji Enomoto

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In the present study, 17 kinds of organic materials selected from groups of vegetable, meat, fat and fish as main components of garbage were oxidized with H2O2, using a batch reactor system under the condition of supercritical water, in order to treat organic wastes of high water content and low calorific value. It was found that they were easily oxidized, and remarkable influence of the kind of material in each group on the TOC decomposition was not recognized, but meats, fats and fishes, especially beef suet, were more difficult to be oxidized than vegetables. The residual intermediate product was acetic acid in reactions of one minute at 400°C for all materials. Based on this result, the rate expression for supercritical water oxidation of acetic acid was determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-531
Number of pages7
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


  • Acetic acid
  • Garbage
  • Kinetics
  • Organic waste
  • SCWO
  • Supercritical water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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