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Title: Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials

Abstract

A method is disclosed for converting waste organic materials into an innocuous product gas. The method comprises maintaining, in a pressure vessel, in the absence of oxygen, at a temperature of 250 to 500 C and a pressure of at least 50 atmospheres, a fluid organic waste material, water, and a catalyst consisting essentially of reduced nickel in an amount sufficient to catalyze a reaction of the organic waste material to produce an innocuous product gas composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. The methane in the product gas may be burned to preheat the organic materials. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
489093
Patent Number(s):
5,630,854
Application Number:
PAN: 8-307,552
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 320305; PA: EDB-97:085674; SN: 97001799057
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ORGANIC WASTES; DECOMPOSITION; NICKEL; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; DESIGN; PRESSURE VESSELS; METHANE; CARBON DIOXIDE

Citation Formats

Sealock, L.J. Jr., Baker, E.G., and Elliott, D.C. Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sealock, L.J. Jr., Baker, E.G., & Elliott, D.C. Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials. United States.
Sealock, L.J. Jr., Baker, E.G., and Elliott, D.C. Tue . "Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials". United States.
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title = {Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials},
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abstractNote = {A method is disclosed for converting waste organic materials into an innocuous product gas. The method comprises maintaining, in a pressure vessel, in the absence of oxygen, at a temperature of 250 to 500 C and a pressure of at least 50 atmospheres, a fluid organic waste material, water, and a catalyst consisting essentially of reduced nickel in an amount sufficient to catalyze a reaction of the organic waste material to produce an innocuous product gas composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. The methane in the product gas may be burned to preheat the organic materials. 7 figs.},
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year = {1997},
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