Sonolysis of chlorinated compounds in aqueous solution

Myung Hee Lim, Seung Hyun Kim, Young Uk Kim, Jeehyeong Khim

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To examine the reaction rates of sonochemical degradation of aqueous phase carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene and 1,2,3-trichloropropane at various temperatures, power intensities, and saturating gases, the batch tests were carried out. The degradations of chlorinated hydrocarbons were analyzed as pseudo first order reactions and their reaction rate constants were in the range of 10-1-10-3/min. The reaction was fast at the low temperature with higher power intensity. Also, the reaction went fast with the saturating gas with high specific heat ratio, high solubility and low thermal conductivity. The main mechanism of destruction of chemicals was believed the thermal combustion in the bubble.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (R01-2002-000-00523-0).


  • Chlorinated compounds
  • Power intensity
  • Saturating gas
  • Sonolysis
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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