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Title: Thermal and chemical remediation of mixed waste

A process and system for treating organic waste materials without venting gaseous emissions to the atmosphere. A fluidized bed including lime particles is operated at a temperature of at least 500 C by blowing gas having 20%/70% oxygen upwardly through the bed particles at a rate sufficient to fluidize same. A toxic organic waste material is fed into the fluidized bed where the organic waste material reacts with the lime forming CaCO[sub 3]. The off gases are filtered and cooled to condense water which is separated. A portion of the calcium carbonate formed during operation of the fluidized bed is replaced with lime particles. The off gases from the fluidized bed after drying are recirculated until the toxic organic waste material in the bed is destroyed. 3 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7105934
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States) PTO; EDB-94-130891
Patent Number(s):
US 5335609; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-055360
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 29 Apr 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FLUIDIZED BEDS; OPERATION; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; WASTE PROCESSING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; MANAGEMENT; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; 320305* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Industrial Waste Management