Zinc dust/sodium hydroxide/ammonium formate system is highly effective for the debromination of the ubiquitous pollutant tetrabromobisphenol A (TBPPA) to bisphenol A (BPA). Treatment of pure TBPPA with NaOH or with another alkali hydroxide in the presence of ammonium formate in an alcohol at elevated temperatures (78-116 °C) leads to a successful debromination. An almost quantitative removal of TBBPA can be achieved.
- Zinc dust
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis