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Phenol removal pretreatment process

United States Patent

April 13, 2004
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A process for removing phenols from an aqueous solution is provided, which comprises the steps of contacting a mixture comprising the solution and a metal oxide, forming a phenol metal oxide complex, and removing the complex from the mixture.
Hames; Bonnie R. (Westminster, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 031,208
May 24, 2002
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.