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ChemSusChem. 2013 May;6(5):813-5. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201200754. Epub 2013 Apr 3.

From hazardous waste to valuable raw material: hydrolysis of CCA-treated wood for the production of chemicals.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 55, 00014 Helsinki, Finland.

Abstract

Solid wood, metal finnish: Instead of burning waste wood treated with chromated copper arsenite (CCA) or disposing of it in landfills, the CCA-treated wood can be used as a raw material for the production of chemicals. Catalytic or alkaline oxidation together with very mild sulfuric acid extraction produces an easily enzymatically hydrolyzable material. Usage as a raw material for the chemical industry in this manner demonstrates a sustainable and value-added waste management process.

PMID:
23554264
DOI:
10.1002/cssc.201200754
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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