Patent Number: 7,611,625

Title: Water oxidization system

Abstract: A system and method for oxidizing a feed material includes a reactor vessel that forms an enclosed chamber. The vessel includes a port for introducing the feed material into the chamber where it can be oxidized to create salts and particulates, together with a fluid effluent. After their creation, the salts and particulates flow into a brine pool maintained within the chamber. Thereafter, brine, including salts and particulates, can be removed from the chamber through a vessel outlet. Further, the vessel includes a fluid effluent discharge pipe extending from outside the vessel, through the brine pool, into the chamber. As a result of this structure, the fluid effluent can be separated from the salts and particulates and discharged from the chamber through the pipe, passing through the brine pool.

Inventors: Hazlebeck; David A. (El Cajon, CA), Perlman; John L. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: General Atomics

International Classification: C02F 1/72 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017