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dc.contributor.authorNkansah, Marian Asantewaheng
dc.contributor.authorChristy, Alfred A.eng
dc.contributor.authorBarth, Tanjaeng
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, George Williameng
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-10T09:02:16Z
dc.date.available2013-07-24T22:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.identifier.citationPolycyclic Aromatic Compounds 32 (3): 408-422eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/6104
dc.description.abstractThe reactivity of fluorene, anthracene and fluoranthene under oxidation and reduction conditions has been investigated in this study. This project looks at catalytic and green approaches of converting PAH to less toxic and/or less stable derivatives that are amenable to further degradation. Hydrothermal reactions have been performed at 300 oC with pure H2O and Nafion-SiO2 catalyst for oxidation, and pure H2O, HCOOH, Pd-C and Nafion-SiO2 catalysts for reductive hydrogenation. Time series has been performed for both the oxidation and hydrogenation systems. The products of the reaction were identified and quantified by the use of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and the NIST Library. The reaction products include oxidised products of anthracene and fluorene; and hydrogenated derivatives of anthracene and fluoranthene. Fluoranthene did not undergo oxidation; and fluorene did not undergo hydrogenation under the conditions of this research.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Franciseng
dc.subjectAnthraceneeng
dc.subjectFluoreneeng
dc.subjectFluorantheneeng
dc.subjectHydrothermaleng
dc.subjectOxidationeng
dc.subjectReductioneng
dc.titleCatalytic oxidation and reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present as mixtures in hydrothermal mediaeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.
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dc.embargo.terms2013-07-24eng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/10406638.2012.663451eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/10406638.2012.663451


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