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SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR DISSOLUTION OF SOLIDS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150343411
9,782,731
A1
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A system and process are disclosed for dissolution of solids and "difficult-to-dissolve" solids. A solid sample may be ablated in an ablation device to generate nanoscale particles. Nanoparticles may then swept into a coupled plasma device operating at atmospheric pressure where the solid nanoparticles are atomized. The plasma exhaust may be delivered directly into an aqueous fluid to form a solution containing the atomized and dissolved solids. The composition of the resulting solution reflects the composition of the original solid sample.
Liezers, Martin (Richland, WA), Farmer, III, Orville T. (Kennewick, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
14/ 292,164
May 30, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-ACO5-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.