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Title: Vapor phase elemental sulfur amendment for sequestering mercury in contaminated soil

Abstract

The process of treating elemental mercury within the soil is provided by introducing into the soil a heated vapor phase of elemental sulfur. As the vapor phase of elemental sulfur cools, sulfur is precipitated within the soil and then reacts with any elemental mercury thereby producing a reaction product that is less hazardous than elemental mercury.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
SRNL (Savannah River National Laboratory (formerly SRTC) (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1143649
Patent Number(s):
8,770,891
Application Number:
13/455,718
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Looney, Brian B., Denham, Miles E., and Jackson, Dennis G. Vapor phase elemental sulfur amendment for sequestering mercury in contaminated soil. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Looney, Brian B., Denham, Miles E., & Jackson, Dennis G. Vapor phase elemental sulfur amendment for sequestering mercury in contaminated soil. United States.
Looney, Brian B., Denham, Miles E., and Jackson, Dennis G. Tue . "Vapor phase elemental sulfur amendment for sequestering mercury in contaminated soil". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1143649.
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author = {Looney, Brian B. and Denham, Miles E. and Jackson, Dennis G.},
abstractNote = {The process of treating elemental mercury within the soil is provided by introducing into the soil a heated vapor phase of elemental sulfur. As the vapor phase of elemental sulfur cools, sulfur is precipitated within the soil and then reacts with any elemental mercury thereby producing a reaction product that is less hazardous than elemental mercury.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {7}
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Mercury Disposal via Sulfur Reactions
journal, October 1998