Reductive degradation of polychlorinated phenols by Pd/C-formate: An ecoefficient remediation method for aqueous chlorinated phenols

Rainer Hartung, Dieter Lenoir, Bernhard Henkelmann, Sigurd Schulte-Hostede, Karl Werner Schramm

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Abstract

A new catalytic dehydrohalogenation method for chlorinated phenols is described, which can be used to break down chlorinated pollutants in wastewater. It uses a system of Pd-C as catalyst with sodium formate as reducing agent. This economic method is easy to perform with a complete degradation of the pollutant within 12 to 30 h at room temperature. The ecoefficieny of the procedure is compared with eleven alternative methods showing the special advantages of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalClean - Soil, Air, Water
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chlorophenols
  • Remediation
  • Wastewater

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