|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||405/129.5; 405/129.95; 405/129.2|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 24 인용 특허 : 26|
An apparatus and method for controlling and/or monitoring volatile compounds such as those buried underground. A cover or cover layer is placed over the source of the volatile compounds in the ground. The cover is intentionally made to be relatively gas permeable, to allow movement of volatile compounds upward into the cover. Oxygen is encouraged to be mixed with the volatile compounds in the layer to promote oxidation and degradation of the volatiles. The treated volatile compounds can then be allowed to be emitted from the cover into atmosphere. Accord...
1. An apparatus for controlling a volatile compound in an underground area comprising: (a) a cover positioned generally over said underground area, the cover being relatively gas permeable; (b) an air injection conduit in or to the cover adapted to inject air into the cover and make the air available to mix with said volatile compound that enters the cover to encourage oxidation or degradation of the volatile compound in the cover. 2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein the cover comprises a layer of soil.3. The apparatus of claim 2 wherein the layer ...