Journal article

Pyrolysis of Triclosan and Its Chlorinated Derivatives.

Milad Narimani, Gabriel da Silva

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A | American Chemical Society | Published : 2020

Abstract

Triclosan (TCS) is a commonly used antimicrobial agent which persists in the environment and may undergo chlorination and/or photodegradation to produce toxic polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated benzenes. TCS accumulates in wastewater treatment biosolids, which may be used to fuel waste-to-energy plants, although little is known about the fate of TCS at high temperatures. Here, we have studied the thermal decomposition of TCS and chlorinated TCS derivatives in the gas phase using computational chemistry coupled with reaction rate theory calculations to predict rate coefficients and develop a chemical kinetic model to simulate TCS pyrolysis in a plug flow reactor. TCS is sho..

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