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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.degree. C. to 500.degree. 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Richland, WA)
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
870954
Patent Number(s):
5630854
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; catalytic; destruction; organic; materials; disclosed; converting; waste; innocuous; product; gas; comprises; maintaining; pressure; vessel; absence; oxygen; temperature; 250; degree; 500; 50; atmospheres; fluid; material; water; catalyst; consisting; essentially; reduced; nickel; amount; sufficient; catalyze; reaction; produce; composed; primarily; methane; carbon; dioxide; burned; preheat; product gas; organic materials; method comprises; waste material; consisting essentially; carbon dioxide; pressure vessel; organic waste; amount sufficient; organic material; method comprise; catalyst consisting; composed primarily; reduced nickel; converting waste; catalyst consist; comprises maintaining; catalytic destruction; /48/585/588/

Citation Formats

Sealock, Jr., L. John, Baker, Eddie G, and Elliott, Douglas C. Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Sealock, Jr., L. John, Baker, Eddie G, & Elliott, Douglas C. Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials. United States.
Sealock, Jr., L. John, Baker, Eddie G, and Elliott, Douglas C. Wed . "Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870954.
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title = {Method for catalytic destruction of organic materials},
author = {Sealock, Jr., L. John and Baker, Eddie G and Elliott, Douglas C},
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.degree. C. to 500.degree. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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