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Title: Treatment of mercury containing waste

Abstract

A process is provided for the treatment of mercury containing waste in a single reaction vessel which includes a) stabilizing the waste with sulfur polymer cement under an inert atmosphere to form a resulting mixture and b) encapsulating the resulting mixture by heating the mixture to form a molten product and casting the molten product as a monolithic final waste form. Additional sulfur polymer cement can be added in the encapsulation step if needed, and a stabilizing additive can be added in the process to improve the leaching properties of the waste form.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Wading River, NY)
  2. (Gaithersburg, MD)
  3. (Elmhurst, NY)
  4. (Babylon, NY)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
OSTI Identifier:
874488
Patent Number(s):
US 6399849
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates LLC (Upton, NY) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
treatment; mercury; containing; waste; process; provided; single; reaction; vessel; stabilizing; sulfur; polymer; cement; inert; atmosphere; form; resulting; mixture; encapsulating; heating; molten; product; casting; monolithic; final; additional; added; encapsulation; step; additive; improve; leaching; properties; reaction vessel; inert atmosphere; resulting mixture; /588/

Citation Formats

Kalb, Paul D., Melamed, Dan, Patel, Bhavesh R, and Fuhrmann, Mark. Treatment of mercury containing waste. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Kalb, Paul D., Melamed, Dan, Patel, Bhavesh R, & Fuhrmann, Mark. Treatment of mercury containing waste. United States.
Kalb, Paul D., Melamed, Dan, Patel, Bhavesh R, and Fuhrmann, Mark. Tue . "Treatment of mercury containing waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874488.
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