Accession Number : ADD017314

Title :   Laser Controlled Decomposition of Chlorofluorocarbons.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 21 Feb 91, patented 8 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Russell, Stephen D ; Sexton, Douglas A

Report Date : 08 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A method to decompose chlorofluorocarbons gases (CFCs) enables the conventional disposal of their by products. It employs photodecomposition of the CFC gas using UV light and a mediating species to allow chemical reactions to occur which form an effluent which is hydrolyzed by conventional methods. (jg)

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *DECOMPOSITION, *PATENTS, CONTROL, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, LIGHT, GASES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DISPOSAL, EFFLUENTS, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, PHOTODECOMPOSITION

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE