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1. (WO2018039706) METHOD, COMPOSITION AND SYSTEM FOR DEGRADING A FLUORINATED ORGANIC COMPOUND

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039706    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050765
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A62D 3/38
A62D 3/11
C02F 1/46
Applicants: CRC CARE PTY LTD
Inventors: FANG, Cheng
MALLAVARAPU, Megharaj
NAIDU, Ravi
Title: METHOD, COMPOSITION AND SYSTEM FOR DEGRADING A FLUORINATED ORGANIC COMPOUND
Abstract:
Methods for degrading a fluorinated organic compound are described. A first method comprises the steps of: introducing at least one chemical oxidant into a medium comprising a fluorinated organic compound, the chemical oxidant being effective for activating degradation of a fluoro-carbon skeleton of the fluorinated organic compound over a predetermined time period, and oxidizing the fluorinated organic compound with the chemical oxidant to generate one or more fragments and/or one or more fluoride ions. According to a second method, the medium is an electrolyte medium, and a first of two electrodes introduced into said medium comprises the chemical oxidant that when polarised, as a result of applying a voltage between the two electrodes, produces one or more radical species effective for activating degradation of the fluoro-carbon skeleton of the fluorinated organic compound over a predetermined time period, which then oxidize the fluorinated organic compound to generate one or more fragments and/or one or more fluoride ions.