Catalytic reduction of model hazardous waste
In the search for a low energy, low cost method for hydrodechlorinating organic compounds which constitute hazardous waste components, several catalytic schemes were examined. Their ability to facilitate bulk and trace reduction was investigated and the global kinetics associated with each catalyst were determined. The catalysts that were studied consisted of supported palladium and both supported and unsupported nickel. A phase transfer catalyst system using Sodium Borohydride was also used to attempt hydrogenation of a chlorinated species. The methodology that was tested consisted of the catalytic hydrogenation of chlorinated hydrocarbons to their nonhalogenated analogs and HCI.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Lerner, Bruce A., "Catalytic reduction of model hazardous waste" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4026.