Accession Number:

ADA350678

Title:

Applying Separations Science to Waste Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Chemical Technology Division, recognized worldwide for its expertise in separations science, specializes in developing innovative processes for treating contaminated soils, wastewater, solid nuclear wastes, and other liquid and solid waste. One such process involves grinding of solid waste to an average particle size of about one micrometer, followed by selective partitioning of the ultrafine particles between two immiscible aqueous phases. This aqueous biphasic separation process will recover most of the contaminants in a concentrate that has a volume of only a few percent of the initial waste volume.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE