The thermodynamic equilibrium of the C-H-O-Cl system has been calculated to elucidate the generation and decomposition behavior of dioxins, and is discussed from the viewpoint of the oxygen and hydrogen chloride potential. The dioxins behavior is greatly dependent on the oxygen potential, i.e. higher temperature and oxygen potential lead to the complete decomposition of dioxins, while low hydrogen chloride potential under insufficient oxygen condition leads to an increase of multi-chlorine displacement of dioxins.
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- Environmental Chemistry
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis