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Title: Purifying contaminated water

Abstract

Process for removing biorefractory compounds from contaminated water (e.g., oil shale retort waste-water) by contacting same with fragmented raw oil shale. Biorefractory removal is enhanced by preactivating the oil shale with at least one member of the group of carboxylic, acids, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, ethers, amines, amides, sulfoxides, mixed ether-esters and nitriles. Further purification is obtained by stripping, followed by biodegradation and removal of the cells.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (San Pablo, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864571
Patent Number(s):
4387025
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
purifying; contaminated; water; process; removing; biorefractory; compounds; oil; shale; retort; waste-water; contacting; fragmented; raw; removal; enhanced; preactivating; carboxylic; acids; alcohols; aldehydes; ketones; ethers; amines; amides; sulfoxides; mixed; ether-esters; nitriles; purification; obtained; stripping; followed; biodegradation; cells; contaminated water; shale retort; oil shale; raw oil; purifying contaminated; refractory compound; refractory compounds; /210/

Citation Formats

Daughton, Christian G. Purifying contaminated water. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Daughton, Christian G. Purifying contaminated water. United States.
Daughton, Christian G. Sat . "Purifying contaminated water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864571.
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author = {Daughton, Christian G.},
abstractNote = {Process for removing biorefractory compounds from contaminated water (e.g., oil shale retort waste-water) by contacting same with fragmented raw oil shale. Biorefractory removal is enhanced by preactivating the oil shale with at least one member of the group of carboxylic, acids, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, ethers, amines, amides, sulfoxides, mixed ether-esters and nitriles. Further purification is obtained by stripping, followed by biodegradation and removal of the cells.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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