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DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b05314
Title (Primary) Hydrothermal conversion of triclosan - the role of activated carbon as sorbent and reactant
Author Weiner, B.; Sühnholz, S.; Kopinke, F.-D.
Source Titel Environmental Science & Technology
Year 2017
Department TUCHEM
Volume 51
Issue 3
Page From 1649
Page To 1653
Language englisch
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Abstract Triclosan (TCS) was treated under hydrothermal conditions at 240 °C for 4 h, either dissolved in aqueous solution or preadsorbed onto activated carbon (AC). Hydrothermal conversion of dissolved TCS led to formation of 2,8-dichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (DCDD). Its yield was dependent on the pH of the aqueous solution increasing from 38% at pH 4 up to 67% at pH 12. Adsorption of TCS at neutral pH on three different kinds of ACs, powder, granular, and felt, changed the reactivity of the TCS molecule under hydrothermal conditions significantly. The conversion of TCS and, in particular, the formation of DCDD was inhibited in the presence of ACs. When TCS was adsorbed on powdered AC, the preferred reaction pathway was the reductive hydrodechlorination. The findings described herein may be valuable for a potential regeneration method for loaded AC based on hydrothermal treatment.
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Weiner, B., Sühnholz, S., Kopinke, F.-D. (2017):
Hydrothermal conversion of triclosan - the role of activated carbon as sorbent and reactant
Environ. Sci. Technol. 51 (3), 1649 - 1653