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Method and apparatus for low temperature destruction of halogenated hydrocarbons

United States Patent

5,994,604
November 30, 1999
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A method and apparatus for decomposing halogenated hydrocarbons are provided. The halogenated hydrocarbon is mixed with solvating agents and maintained in a predetermined atmosphere and at a predetermined temperature. The mixture is contacted with recyclable reactive material for chemically reacting with the recyclable material to create dehalogenated hydrocarbons and halogenated inorganic compounds. A feature of the invention is that the process enables low temperature destruction of halogenated hydrocarbons.
Reagen; William Kevin (Stillwater, MN), Janikowski; Stuart Kevin (Idaho Falls, ID)
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
08/ 568,442
December 7, 1995
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-76ID01570 between the United States Department of Energy and EG&G Idaho, Inc., now Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company. the operator of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.