Accession Number:

ADA179005

Title:

Detoxification and Disposal of Hazardous Organic Chemicals by Processing in Supercritical Water

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1980-31 Dec 1981

Corporate Author:

MODAR INC NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-11-06

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A new process for the destruction of hazardous waste makes use of supercritical water SCW as the medium for a rapid and highly efficient oxidation reaction. Destruction efficiencies of 99.99 and greater have been achieved for a broad spectrum of organic chloride compounds and solvents. This report presents the results of bench scale tests of the SCW system on a variety of compounds which yielded information on destruction efficiency, performance capacity, reaction kinetics, fate of inorganic heteroatoms and system corrosion. Keywords Supercritical water Hazardous waste, Destruction Oxidation, Hazardous materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE