Electrodialysis for NaCl/EG solution using ion-exchange membranes

Tomohito Kameda, Shoko Fukushima, Chisato Shoji, Guido Grause, Toshiaki Yoshioka

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A new concept for the recycling of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) has been introduced, including the dehydrochlorination of PVC in ethylene glycol (EG) with NaOH as a reactant, the subsequent separation of NaCl from EG by electrodialysis, and the recovery of chlorine for the synthesis of new PVC. In this work, the separation of NaCl by electrodialysis was investigated. About 98 % of the salt were recovered from EG, with less than 10 % of the EG permeating the membranes after 5 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan


  • Electrodialysis
  • Ion-exchange membrane
  • NaCl/EG solution


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