US 11,053,145 B2
Apparatus for treating pharmaceutical waste
Michael Sanborn, Carrolton, TX (US); Todd McGee, Mesa, AZ (US); Mark Macdonell, Sugarland, TX (US); and Scott Kosch, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Clear River Enviro, LLC, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Filed by Clear River Enviro, LLC, Sugar Land, TX (US)
Filed on Aug. 13, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/102,346.
Application 16/102,346 is a continuation of application No. 14/650,796, granted, now 10,046,993, previously published as PCT/US2013/076126, filed on Dec. 18, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/739,422, filed on Dec. 19, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2018/0346359 A1, Dec. 6, 2018
Int. Cl. C02F 1/68 (2006.01); C02F 1/72 (2006.01); A62D 3/38 (2007.01); C02F 1/66 (2006.01); C02F 101/38 (2006.01); C02F 101/34 (2006.01); C02F 103/34 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 1/722 (2013.01) [A62D 3/38 (2013.01); C02F 1/686 (2013.01); C02F 1/725 (2013.01); C02F 1/66 (2013.01); C02F 2101/34 (2013.01); C02F 2101/38 (2013.01); C02F 2103/343 (2013.01); C02F 2301/046 (2013.01); C02F 2305/026 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A compact system for treating pharmaceutical waste at a location at which the pharmaceutical waste is disposed, the system comprising:
a housing having a door, the door of the housing configured to move between an open position and a closed position to allow or deny access to an interior of the housing, the housing containing:
a waste influent tank configured to hold and discharge a fluid comprising pharmaceutical waste;
a first container configured to hold and discharge hydrogen peroxide utilized in a chemical reaction to treat the pharmaceutical waste;
a second container configured to hold and discharge aqueous iron solution utilized in the chemical reaction to treat the pharmaceutical waste;
a neutralizer tank in which the chemical reaction is carried out;
a control circuit; and
at least one sensor provided in at least one of the waste influent tank or the neutralizer tank and configured to measure a level of fluid contained in the at least one of the waste influent tank or the neutralizer tank and output an alarm signal to the control circuit when a predetermined level of fluid in at least one of the waste influent tank or the neutralizer tank is reached, wherein the control circuit, in response to the alarm signal, is configured to prevent additional fluid from being added to the waste influent tank until the level of the fluid in the at least one of the waste influent tank or the neutralizer tank is reduced below the predetermined level.