DETOXIFICATION OF SPENT HALL CELL POTLINING

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Amount:
$64,820.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1995
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
30620
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Emec Consultants - C/o Dr.
4221 Roundtop Road, Export, PA, 15632
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Rudolf Keller
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Business Contact
 Dr. Rudolf Keller
Phone: (412) 325-3260
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Cyanide forms in the lining of aluminum production cells due to the reaction ofcarbon, sodium and nitrogen. It is proposed it mix spent potling, a solid andhazardous waste, withmoderate temperatures to form environmentally benign compounds. The envisionedprocess will be suited for the in-situ treatment of potlining at individualsmelters and aims at converting this hazardous material into a useful product,or at least into a waste that can be landfilled an nonhazardous material.Laboratory experiments are planned with samples produced in the laboratory andother obtained from industrial cells. Major Phase I goals are to demonstrate thecompleteness of the reaction and to identify most economical process conditions.

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