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Apparatus and method for oxidizing organic materials

United States Patent

5,707,508
January 13, 1998
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The invention is a method and apparatus using high cerium concentration in the anolyte of an electrochemical cell to oxidize organic materials. The method and apparatus further use an ultrasonic mixer to enhance the oxidation rate of the organic material in the electrochemical cell.
Surma; Jeffrey E. (Kennewick, WA), Bryan; Garry H. (Kennewick, WA), Geeting; John G. H. (West Richland, WA), Butner; R. Scott (Port Orchard, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 634,662
April 18, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06 76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.