CO2-Mediated Non-Destructive Cyanide Wastewater Treatment

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The facile removal of the cyanide anion from cyanide-containing water was achieved by the use of CO 2 in conjunction with aldehydes which can be recycled from the process. The conversion of the cyanide ion to an insoluble cyanohydrin in water allowed for the removal of cyanide and could be used as a method of treating cyanide contaminated wastewater and of recovering cyanide or cyanohydrins for further applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number35
Pages (from-to)5003-5007
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • Aldehydes, carbon dioxide fixation, Carbon storage, cyanides, Waste prevention

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