When H2O2 decomposes, it does generate H2 gas as an intermediate before that hydrogen gets consumed in the reaction.
The environmental remediation of chlorophenol involves oxidation with hydrogen peroxide to produce steam, hydrochloric acid, and carbon dioxide inside a cold worked and annealed zirconium 702 (properties under miscellaneous nonferrous alloys) reactor. C6H5ClO + 13 H2O2 → 6 CO2 + HCl + 15 H2O In the short term, you have to make a temporary replacement of a non-zirconium thermocouple (temperature-measuring device) to control the temperature at 380oC and 250 atm. The reactor is located outdoors and is operated in batch mode, and in order to halt the reaction, NaOH is added, the neutralized products are emptied, and the reactor is readied for the next batch of chlorophenol to destroy. When H2O2 decomposes, it does generate H2 gas as an intermediate before that hydrogen gets consumed in the reaction.
What factors might lead to any type of failure for the reactor or reaction?
Associate each factor from part A with a failure mechanism.
What can you do to prevent the scenario described in A) from failing?