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Title: Tandem microwave waste remediation and decontamination system

The invention discloses a tandem microwave system consisting of a primary chamber in which 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 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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. (North Aiken, SC)
  2. (Gainesville, FL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
872590
Report Number(s):
US 5968400
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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