Affordable Access

Decomposition of toxic and environmentally hazardous 2,3,7,8-tetra-chlorodibenzo-p-dioxin by gamma irradiation.

Authors
  • Buser, H R
  • Zehnder, H J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experientia
Publication Date
Aug 15, 1985
Volume
41
Issue
8
Pages
1082–1084
Identifiers
PMID: 4018234
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The decomposition of the toxic and environmentally hazardous 2378-TCDD by gamma irradiation was studied and successfully used to decontaminate laboratory wastes containing small quantities of this chemically and biologically stable compound. The method makes use of gamma irradiation from a commercial 60cobalt facility at high dose levels (1000 kGy) to break down the compound into nontoxic products. Irradiation also decomposed 2378-TCDD in contaminated soil from the Seveso accident.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times