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The Purox Process

  • Anil K. Chatterjee

Abstract

The organic fraction of municipal, commercial, and industrial solid waste materials constitutes a potential energy resource. The Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) has developed a patented process—the Purox® system—to convert such wastes to usable medium-Btu fuel gas.

Keywords

Ferrous Metal Molten Slag Electrostatic Precipitator High Heating Value Union Carbide Corpo 
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References

  1. 1.
    “The Codisposal of Sewage Sludge and Refuse in the Purox System,” EPA Report No. 600/ 2-78-193, published under Contract S803769-01-3, prepared for Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, by Union Carbide Corporation, Linde Division, Tonawanda, New York (1978).Google Scholar
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    “Engineering and Economic Analysis of Waste Energy Systems,” EPA Final Report under Contract 68-02-2101, prepared for Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio, by the Ralph M. Parsons Company, Pasadena, California (1977).Google Scholar

Suggested Reading

  1. J. Jones and S. Radding (eds.), Advanced Thermal Processes for Conversion of Solid Wastes and Residues, American Chemical Society Symposium Series 76, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. (March 13, 1978).Google Scholar
  2. Anderson, J. E., The oxygen refuse converter, Proceedings of the 1974 National ASME Conference, Incinerator Division Miami, Florida (April 1974), p. 337.Google Scholar
  3. Fisher, T. F., Kaskohns, M. L., and Rivero, J. R., American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 80th National Meeting, Boston (September 7–10, 1975).Google Scholar
  4. Moses, C. T. and Rivero, J. R., Design and operation of the Purox system demonstration plant, Fifth National Congress on Waste Management Technology and Resource Recovery, Dallas, Texas (December, 1976).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Chatterjee
    • 1
  1. 1.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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