Low-molecular-weight carboxylic acids produced from hydrothermal treatment of organic wastes.

@article{Quitain2002LowmolecularweightCA,
  title={Low-molecular-weight carboxylic acids produced from hydrothermal treatment of organic wastes.},
  author={Armando T. Quitain and Muhammad Faisal and Kilyoon Kang and Hiroyuki Daimon and Koichi Fujie},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2002},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={209-20}
}
This article reports production of low-molecular-weight carboxylic acids from the hydrothermal treatment of representative organic wastes and compounds (i.e. domestic sludge, proteinaceous, cellulosic and plastic wastes) with or without oxidant (H(2)O(2)). Organic acids such as acetic, formic, propionic, succinic and lactic acids were obtained in significant amounts. At 623 K (16.5 MPa), acetic acid of about 26 mg/g dry waste fish entrails was obtained. This increased to 42 mg/g dry waste fish… CONTINUE READING

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