05232604 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 15 patents.

Disclosed is a method of substantially completely oxidizing material in an aqueous phase at supercritical temperatures and sub- or supercritical pressures by initiating the oxidation in the presence of small amounts of strong oxidizing agents that function to increase the initial reaction rate for the oxidation. The strong oxidizing agents suitable for use in the present invention comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of ozone (O.sub.3), hydrogen peroxide (H.sub.2 O.sub.2), salts containing persulfate (S.sub.2 O.sub.8.sup.2-), salts containing permanganate (MnO.sub.4.sup.-), nitric acid (HNO.sub.3), salts containing nitrate (NO.sub.3.sup.-), oxyacids of chlorine and their corresponding salts, hypochlorous acid (HOCl), salts containing hypochlorite (OCl.sup.-), chlorous acid (HOClO), salts containing chlorite (ClO.sub.2.sup.-), chloric acid (HOClO.sub.2), salts containing chlorate (ClO.sub.3.sup.), perchloric acid (HOClO.sub.3), and salts containing perchlorate (ClO.sub.4.sup.-).

Title
Process for the oxidation of materials in water at supercritical temperatures utilizing reaction rate enhancers
Application Number
472766
Publication Number
5232604
Application Date
November 6, 1992
Publication Date
August 3, 1993
Inventor
Alain L Bourhis
Framingham
MA, US
Glenn T Hong
Tewksbury
MA, US
William R Killilea
West Chelmsford
MA, US
Kathleen C Swallow
West Newbury
MA, US
Agent
Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger
Assignee
Modar
TX, US
IPC
C02F 1/72
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