Remediation of Spilled Oil by Oxidation in a Miscible Polar-Nonpolar Solvent System
Oil spills on land is a major environmental problem. Several methods of biodegradation of the spilled oils have been found to be ineffective. This technology describes a new method of ozonating the stagnated spilled oils with a miscible mixture of a polar and a non-polar solvent. The ozonation process breaks down the oil into a mixture of biodegradable or inert products.
Remediation of spilled oils and other environmental contaminants
Stage of Development
A utility patent application (WO 01/32936) is pending for this technology.
P.K. Andrew Hong, David Wavrek
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