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Title: Submergible torch for treating waste solutions and method thereof

Abstract

A submergible torch is described for removing nitrate and/or nitrite ions from a waste solution containing nitrate and/or nitrite ions comprises: a torch tip, a fuel delivery mechanism, a fuel flow control mechanism, a catalyst, and a combustion chamber. The submergible torch is ignited to form a flame within the combustion chamber of the submergible torch. The torch is submerged in a waste solution containing nitrate and/or nitrite ions in such a manner that the flame is in contact with the waste solution and the catalyst and is maintained submerged for a period of time sufficient to decompose the nitrate and/or nitrite ions present in the waste solution. 2 figures.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6667477
Patent Number(s):
5370528 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-924206
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; NITRATES; REMOVAL; NITRITES; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; WASTE WATER; WASTE PROCESSING; DECOMPOSITION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LIQUID WASTES; MANAGEMENT; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; 320305* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management

Citation Formats

Mattus, A J. Submergible torch for treating waste solutions and method thereof. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Mattus, A J. Submergible torch for treating waste solutions and method thereof. United States.
Mattus, A J. Tue . "Submergible torch for treating waste solutions and method thereof". United States.
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abstractNote = {A submergible torch is described for removing nitrate and/or nitrite ions from a waste solution containing nitrate and/or nitrite ions comprises: a torch tip, a fuel delivery mechanism, a fuel flow control mechanism, a catalyst, and a combustion chamber. The submergible torch is ignited to form a flame within the combustion chamber of the submergible torch. The torch is submerged in a waste solution containing nitrate and/or nitrite ions in such a manner that the flame is in contact with the waste solution and the catalyst and is maintained submerged for a period of time sufficient to decompose the nitrate and/or nitrite ions present in the waste solution. 2 figures.},
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