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Apparatus and method for constant flow oxidizing of organic materials

United States Patent

5,968,337
October 19, 1999
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The invention is a method and apparatus using high cerium concentration in the anolyte of an electrochemical cell to oxidize organic materials. The method and apparatus further use an ultrasonic mixer to enhance the oxidation rate of the organic material in the electrochemical cell. A reaction vessel provides an advantage of independent reaction temperature control and electrochemical cell temperature control. A separate or independent reaction vessel may be used without an ultrasonic mixer to oxidize gaseous phase organic materials.
Surma; Jeffrey E. (Kennewick, WA), Nelson; Norvell (Palo Alto, CA), Steward; G. Anthony (Los Altos Hills, CA), Bryan; Garry H. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA), EOSystems, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
08/ 984,222
December 2, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06 76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.