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.

Benefits
Remediation of spilled oils and other environmental contaminants

Stage of Development
A utility patent application (WO 01/32936) is pending for this technology.

Additional Info
*http://www.civil.utah.edu/~hong/

Inventor(s): P.K. Andrew Hong, David Wavrek

Type of Offer: Licensing



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