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Inorganic ion sorbents

United States Patent

October 17, 2006
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A process and medium for decontamination of water containing anionic species including arsenic and chromium, wherein compounds comprising divalent and trivalent metal oxides and sulfides are used to form surface complexes with contaminants under pH conditions within the range of potable water. In one embodiment natural and synthetic spinels and spinel-like materials are used as the sorbent substance.
Teter; David M. (Edgewood, NM), Brady; Patrick V. (Albuquerque, NM), Krumhansl; James L. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 955,291
September 30, 2004
This invention was made with support from the United States Government under Contract DE-AC04-96AL85000 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention