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Catalytic oxidation and reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present as mixtures in hydrothermal media

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dc.contributor.author Nkansah, Marian Asantewah
dc.contributor.author Christy, Alfred A.
dc.contributor.author Barth, Tanja
dc.contributor.author Francis, George William
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-10T09:02:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-24T22:30:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 32 (3): 408-422 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/10406638.2012.663451
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/6104
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis eng
dc.rights Copyright Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. eng
dc.subject Anthracene eng
dc.subject Fluorene eng
dc.subject Fluoranthene eng
dc.subject Hydrothermal eng
dc.subject Oxidation eng
dc.subject Reduction eng
dc.title Catalytic oxidation and reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present as mixtures in hydrothermal media eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.type.version acceptedVersion eng
dc.embargo.terms 2013-07-24 eng


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