Supercritical Water Oxidation
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Water, the world’s oldest and most widely used solvent, in its supercritical state, destroys most wastes and eliminates environmental liabilities!
What are Supercritical Fluids?
Supercritical Fluids are liquids or gases operating in a state above the critical pressures and temperatures of the material, where gases and liquids coexist. The most estensively used fluids to date are water and CO2. For Example, we all know that water boils and becomes a gas at 212 F (100 C), but when pressure is exerted and contains the gas wanting to escape, the water and steam coexist in the same pot. Some will remember the speed with which a pressure cooker prepared meals. The principle is the same, but the pressures and temperatures are higher, and oxygen is added to facilitate the destruction process. When Supercritical conditions are met, unique properties develop which are unlike either the gases or liquids, in their standard forms or conditions.
How Supercritical fluids work:
Under supercritical conditions, fluids have both the gaseous properties of being able to penetrate anything, while at the same time maintaining the liquid properties capable of dissolving materials into their various components. In this unique state, the densities of materials exposed to supercritical fluid conditions, are altered, permitting the complete destruction of nearly any organic component. The process is completely contained, as a result of this, the process is safe to both humans and the environment, while at the same time destroying wastes, and eliminating waste liabilities, with no emissions, or hazardous by-products. In fact, the process has been used in the decaffination of coffee for nearly 100 years.
As a result of the special properties which exist under Supercritical conditions, organic subatances which are not water soluable under atmospheric conditions, readily dissolve in supercritical fluids.
MSW, Municiple Solid Waste, What you throw in your trash can.
Sewage Sludge, What you flush down the toilet,
and what various industries send to the
sewage treatment plant.
Hazardous & Toxic Wastes, Includes: Solvents,
Pesticides, Red Bag wastes from medical
Low Level Nuclear Wastes, Reduces the volume of
Nuclear waste through the destruction of
the organic components of the wastes. This applies to medical
and research facilities, as well as nuclear facilities.
the GeneSyst Gravity Pressure Vessel (GPV)