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    Avatarrashidas
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    Is there any way aneutronic fusion could be used to dispose of or remediate toxic wastes such as heavy metals, pesticides, hospital wastes etc.?

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_Pyrolysis_Waste_Treatment_and_Disposal

    2. http://www.no-burn.org/section.php?id=132

    Plasma pyrolysis systems claim to do this but their track record leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps FF could help them clean up their act.

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    AvatarAeronaut
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    The general consensus seems to be that a FF-powered plasma torch will reduce materials to their constituent atoms, which would then need to be sorted out.

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    Avatarvansig
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    the basic plasma pyrolysis process does not eliminate elements, it only breaks down compounds. to extract toxic elements, such as cadmium, arsenic, lead, etc., it would be necessary to combine this with something like a vacuum-arc centrifuge. with lots of energy, this could be made sensitive enough to remedy radioactive contamination, as well.

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6322706.pdf

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