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DESTRUCTION OF CONTAMINANTS IN WATER
Title: CATALYTIC FIXED BED REACTOR SYSTEMS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CONTAMINANTS IN WATER BY HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Inventor(s): C. Miller
Disclosure 297 U.S. Patent Notice of Allowance
This invention relates to a process for the treatment of an aqueous media having contaminants therein, comprising adding hydrogen peroxide to the aqueous media; and exposing the aqueous media to a catalytic environment for a time long enough to form usable reactive intermediates and short enough to prevent scavenging of the usuable reactive intermediates formed. Also provided is a reactor for achieving the process.
This invention addresses the industry's need for a hydrogen peroxide system for treatment of contaminants in acqueous media that reduces the inefficiences associated with hydrogen peroxide systems known in the art.
Aqueous stream includes aqueous media having contaminants dissolved therein as well as solid particles suspended within the media.
Contaminants treated by this invention include organics such as phenol, quinoline, nitrobenzene, etc. as well as any contaminant that is subject to degradation or destruction by oxidation, e.g. reaction with hydroxyl radical.