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Water treatment using metal porphyrin

United States Patent Application

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Water treatment method involves contacting water containing a dissolved contaminant or unwanted reducible species or a recoverable species and metal porphyrin as a reductive catalyst in the presence of an electron donor in a reactor under conditions to reduce the reducible species. The reduction of the contaminant or unwanted or recoverable species can be catalyzed by light or electrical activation of the metal porphyrin.
Nuttall, H. Eric (Albuquerque, NM), Shelnutt, John A. (Tijeras, NM), Anderson, William L. (Albuquerque, NM), Studer, Jim E. (Albuquerque, NM)
University of New Mexico
11/ 248,606
October 12, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] This invention was supported in part by funding from the Federal Government through the Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development in cooperation with the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.