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Mercury contamination extraction

United States Patent

September 15, 2009
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In-Situ Mercury Remediation
Mercury is removed from contaminated waste by firstly applying a sulfur reagent to the waste. Mercury in the waste is then permitted to migrate to the reagent and is stabilized in a mercury sulfide compound. The stable compound may then be removed from the waste which itself remains in situ following mercury removal therefrom.
Fuhrmann; Mark (Silver Spring, MD), Heiser; John (Bayport, NY), Kalb; Paul (Wading River, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
12/ 137,046
June 11, 2008
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.