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Title: Mercury contamination extraction

Abstract

Mercury is removed from contaminated waste by firstly applying a sulfur reagent to the waste. Mercury in the waste is then permitted to migrate to the reagent and is stabilized in a mercury sulfide compound. The stable compound may then be removed from the waste which itself remains in situ following mercury removal therefrom.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Silver Spring, MD
  2. Bayport, NY
  3. Wading River, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
971339
Patent Number(s):
7589248
Application Number:
12/137,046
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A62 - LIFE-SAVING A62D - CHEMICAL MEANS FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRES OR FOR COMBATING OR PROTECTING AGAINST HARMFUL CHEMICAL AGENTS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Fuhrmann, Mark, Heiser, John, and Kalb, Paul. Mercury contamination extraction. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Fuhrmann, Mark, Heiser, John, & Kalb, Paul. Mercury contamination extraction. United States.
Fuhrmann, Mark, Heiser, John, and Kalb, Paul. Tue . "Mercury contamination extraction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/971339.
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title = {Mercury contamination extraction},
author = {Fuhrmann, Mark and Heiser, John and Kalb, Paul},
abstractNote = {Mercury is removed from contaminated waste by firstly applying a sulfur reagent to the waste. Mercury in the waste is then permitted to migrate to the reagent and is stabilized in a mercury sulfide compound. The stable compound may then be removed from the waste which itself remains in situ following mercury removal therefrom.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
}

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