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Title: Medical waste treatment and decontamination system

Abstract

The invention discloses a tandem microwave system consisting of a primary chamber in which hybrid microwave energy is used for the controlled combustion of materials. A second chamber is used to further treat the off-gases from the primary chamber by passage through a susceptor matrix subjected to additional hybrid microwave energy. The direct microwave radiation and elevated temperatures provide for significant reductions in the qualitative and quantitative emissions of the treated off gases. The tandem microwave system can be utilized for disinfecting wastes, sterilizing materials, and/or modifying the form of wastes to solidify organic or inorganic materials. The simple design allows on-site treatment of waste by small volume waste generators.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Aiken, SC
  2. Gainesville, FL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873865
Patent Number(s):
6262405
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61L - METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05B - ELECTRIC HEATING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
medical; waste; treatment; decontamination; discloses; tandem; microwave; consisting; primary; chamber; hybrid; energy; controlled; combustion; materials; treat; off-gases; passage; susceptor; matrix; subjected; additional; direct; radiation; elevated; temperatures; provide; significant; reductions; qualitative; quantitative; emissions; treated; gases; utilized; disinfecting; wastes; sterilizing; modifying; form; solidify; organic; inorganic; simple; design; allows; on-site; volume; generators; simple design; inorganic materials; tandem microwave; significant reduction; organic materials; microwave radiation; elevated temperatures; microwave energy; elevated temperature; organic material; wave energy; waste treatment; primary chamber; medical waste; significant reductions; design allows; controlled combustion; volume waste; inorganic material; /219/422/

Citation Formats

Wicks, George G, Schulz, Rebecca L, and Clark, David E. Medical waste treatment and decontamination system. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Wicks, George G, Schulz, Rebecca L, & Clark, David E. Medical waste treatment and decontamination system. United States.
Wicks, George G, Schulz, Rebecca L, and Clark, David E. Mon . "Medical waste treatment and decontamination system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873865.
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