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Method of removing oxidized contaminants from water

United States Patent

5,783,088
July 21, 1998
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The present invention is a method for removing oxidized contaminant(s) from water. More specifically, the invention has the steps of contacting water containing the oxidized contaminant(s) with a layered aluminosilicate having Fe(II). The aluminosilicate may contain naturally occurring Fe(II), or the Fe(II) may be produced by reducing Fe(III) that is initially present. Reduction may be either by exposure to a chemical or biological reductant. Contacting the water containing oxidized contaminant(s) may be by (1) injection of Fe(II)-containing layered aluminosilicate, via a well, into a saturated zone where it is likely to intercept the contaminated water; (2) injection of contaminated water into a vessel containing the Fe(II)-bearing layered aluminosilicate; and (3) first reducing Fe(III) in the layered aluminosilicate to Fe(II) by injection of a biological or chemical reductant, into an aquifer or vessel having sufficient Fe(III)-bearing aluminosilicate to produce the necessary Fe(II).
Amonette; James E. (Richland, WA), Fruchter; Jonathan S. (Richland, WA), Gorby; Yuri A. (Richland, WA), Cole; Charles R. (West Richmond, WA), Cantrell; Kirk J. (West Richmond, WA), Kaplan; Daniel I. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 554,144
November 6, 1995
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.