Use of high power ultrasound for the destruction of aromatic compounds in aqueous solution

G. J. Price, P. Matthias, E. J. Lenz

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The use of high intensity ultrasound to degrade a range of aromatic compounds in aqueous solution has been investigated. The compounds used can be regarded as models for polychlorinated biphenyls and polyaromatic hydrocarbons and were found to be consumed according to a first order kinetic process. A linear dependence of the rate constant on the ultrasound intensity was found. The feasibility of scaling up the method to provide a method for potential pollution control is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Part B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Safety Research

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