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2011-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
|Publisher:||Flogen Star OUTREACH|
|ISSN:||2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)|
This paper looks at different conditions of hydrous pyrolysis to test the degradation and or reactivity of mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH (anthracene, flourene and acenaphthene). This is one of many approaches towards the main objective of treatment of industrial effluent from aluminium smelting where PAHs are released in the electrolytic process. Pyrolysis was performed at different durations under the following conditions:400 oC with water, 400 oC with Formic Acid (HCO2H), 300 oC with water / Nafion - SiO2 catalyst and 300 oC with water / Nafion-SiO2 / Pd-C catalysts respectively. Oxidised and reduced forms of the PAHs were identified.