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System and process for dissolution of solids

United States Patent

9,782,731
October 10, 2017
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A system and process are disclosed for dissolution of solids and "difficult-to-dissolve" solids. A solid sample may be ablated in an ablation device to generate nanoscale particles. Nanoparticles may then swept into a coupled plasma device operating at atmospheric pressure where the solid nanoparticles are atomized. The plasma exhaust may be delivered directly into an aqueous fluid to form a solution containing the atomized and dissolved solids. The composition of the resulting solution reflects the composition of the original solid sample.
Liezers; Martin (Richland, WA), Farmer, III; Orville T. (Kennewick, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland, WA)
14/ 292,164
20150343411
May 30, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL 01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.