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Process for treating effluent from a supercritical water oxidation reactor

United States Patent

5,690,898
November 25, 1997
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A method for treating a gaseous effluent from a supercritical water oxidation reactor containing entrained solids is provided comprising the steps of expanding the gas/solids effluent from a first to a second lower pressure at a temperature at which no liquid condenses; separating the solids from the gas effluent; neutralizing the effluent to remove any acid gases; condensing the effluent; and retaining the purified effluent to the supercritical water oxidation reactor.
Barnes; Charles M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Shapiro; Carolyn (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
08/ 433,301
May 3, 1995
The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract No. DE-AC07-76ID01570 between the United States Department of Energy and EG&G Idaho, Inc.