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Method for the capture and storage of waste

United States Patent

9,552,897
January 24, 2017
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Systems and methods for capturing waste are disclosed. The systems and methods provide for a high level of confinement and long term stability. The systems and methods include adsorbing waste into a metal-organic framework (MOF), and applying pressure to the MOF material's framework to crystallize or make amorphous the MOF material thereby changing the MOF's pore structure and sorption characteristics without collapsing the MOF framework.
Nenoff; Tina M. (Albuquerque, NM), Sava Gallis; Dorina Florentina (Albuquerque, NM), Chapman; Karena (Naperville, IL), Chupas; Peter (Naperville, IL)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 858,232
20160012927
September 18, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation, for the operation of the Sandia National Laboratories.