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Patent Detail: Remediation of Contaminates Including Low Bioavailability Hydrocarbons

Patent Detail

Superfund Research Program

Remediation of Contaminates Including Low Bioavailability Hydrocarbons

Number: 6,623,211
Year: 2003
Patent Status: Issued
Authors: Kukor, J.J., K. Nam

A method of treatment of a contaminated material contaminated with an organic compound is provided. The method includes treating the contaminate with a chemical oxidation step. The chemical oxidation step includes treating the contaminate with a transition metal in soluble form in combination with a chelator of the transition metal, to form a transition metal:chelator complex; an oxidizing agent that provides a reactive free radical in the presence of the transition metal complex; and a buffering compound; the pH being maintained in a neutral range. The method of treatment may further include treating the contaminate with biodegradation step prior to or after the chemical oxidation step.

Associated Projects:

  • Michigan State University: Processes Influencing the Natural Attenuation of Organic Contaminant Plumes: Transport, Enzymatic Regulation and Microbial Transformation Rates in Flowing Groundwater Systems
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