Ultrasonic dehalogenation and toxicity reduction of trichlorophenol.

  title={Ultrasonic dehalogenation and toxicity reduction of trichlorophenol.},
  author={Andreas Tiehm and Uwe Neis},
  journal={Ultrasonics sonochemistry},
  volume={12 1-2},
The study focussed on the effect of ultrasonic frequency and co-pollutants on dechlorination and toxicity reduction of a toxic model pollutant, i.e. 2,3,5-trichlorophenol (TCP). The effect of ultrasonic frequency on TCP degradation and chloride formation was studied at 41, 206, 360, 618, 1068, and 3217 kHz. Most efficient ultrasonic dechlorination was achieved at 360 kHz. The degradation of TCP and adsorbable organic halogens followed pseudo-first-order rate kinetics. Toxicity in the… CONTINUE READING