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Category: Separation Technology
Question: How are streams treated to remove PCB's (Polychlorinated biphenyls)?
Keywords: pcb,polychlorinatedbiphenyl,biphenyls,treatment
Answer: Usually streams are treated with sodium amide at temperatures near 100 0C. The PCBs are decomposed to biphenyl polymers and oligomers. These reaction products are typically separated by filtration.