Title: Technology of catalytic dehalogenation of POPs 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Pekárek, V. et al. (2003) Technology of catalytic dehalogenation of POPs. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs 
Author 1/Producer: Pekárek, V. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/V1 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Short description: The present work deals with the results of the basic and applied research of mechanisms of formation and detoxification of dioxins and chemically similar compounds (“dioxin-like compounds), especially PCDF, PCB, OCP and others. The problem has already been treated by the authors theoretically. This work is concerned with application consequences of the results of laboratory and pilot plant tests. The application of immediate concern is the recycling of ash and other materials contaminated by POPs. The results obtained for the dehalogenations and detoxifications under study show a great application potential for wide range of solid samples (wastes) that are otherwise disposed of by land-filling or other environmentally and/or economically problematic procedures. With the most materials studied their practically complete dehalogenation has been achieved (96-100%). 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006

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