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Method for encapsulating and isolating hazardous cations, medium for encapsulating and isolating hazardous cations

United States Patent

April 28, 1998
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A method for encapsulating hazardous cations is provided comprising supplying a pretreated substrate containing the cations; contacting the substrate with an organo-silane compound to form a coating on the substrate; and allowing the coating to cure. A medium for containing hazardous cations is also provided, comprising a substrate having ion-exchange capacity and a silane-containing coating on the substrate.
Wasserman; Stephen R. (Darien, IL), Anderson; Kenneth B. (Lisle, IL), Song; Kang (Woodridge, IL), Yuchs; Steven E. (Naperville, IL), Marshall; Christopher L. (Naperville, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
08/ 635,437
April 11, 1996
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.