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Method for destroying hazardous organics and other combustible materials in a subcritical/supercritical reactor

United States Patent

6,150,580
November 21, 2000
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A waste destruction method using a reactor vessel to combust and destroy organic and combustible waste, including the steps of introducing a supply of waste into the reactor vessel, introducing a supply of an oxidant into the reactor vessel to mix with the waste forming a waste and oxidant mixture, introducing a supply of water into the reactor vessel to mix with the waste and oxidant mixture forming a waste, water and oxidant mixture, reciprocatingly compressing the waste, water and oxidant mixture forming a compressed mixture, igniting the compressed mixture forming a exhaust gas, and venting the exhaust gas into the surrounding atmosphere.
Janikowski; Stuart K. (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
08/ 969,613
November 13, 1997
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 Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory, as represented by EG&G Idaho, Inc.