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Including Emulsion Breaking

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02/06/14 - 20140034580 - Apparatus and method for removing contaminants from industrial fluid
A filter system for removing contaminants from oil based industrial liquids and the like includes a support tube with a permeable sidewall through which the industrial liquid flows in an inside out direction. A multilayer coalescence media surrounds the support tube, and includes at least one layer of a non-woven...

02/06/14 - 20140034581 - Liquid products and method for emulsifying oil, and use thereof in the treatment of oil contaminations
An emulsifier concentrate for producing a working solution comprising 30-50 Vol % of a natural plant oil, selected from colza oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, 10-25 Vol % of octanol as a solubilizer, and 27-55 Vol % of an emulsifier, consisting of 26.5-45 Vol % of a non-ionic tenside, and...

01/09/14 - 20140008304 - Separation of liquid components from a mixture
Operation of an oil-water separator or other liquid mixture separator is monitored. The separator uses a vessel through which a mixture of different liquid components flows horizontally. A plurality of ultrasound transducers is provided on a wall of the vessel at different heights at a common stage along the direction...

12/19/13 - 20130334142 - Oil water separation and skimming device
Oil-containing water is separated in a separator in an automated/continuous operation using devices that is free of moving parts in the separation container. Operation is preferably entirely controlled via adjustment of various flow rates, typically using flow control valves and/or feed pumps in response to measurement of a guided wave...

11/28/13 - 20130313200 - Separation of two fluid immiscible phases for downhole applications
The present invention relates to a group and method for the separation of a mixture comprising two fluid phases mutually at least partially immiscible and with different specific density characterized in that it comprises a closed chamber (11) which extends between an upper outlet mouth (12a) of a fluid phase...

11/07/13 - 20130292341 - System and method for separating liquid mixtures
The present invention provides a method and system for separating phases of a liquid mixture or dispersion from each other. The system includes a settler system, which includes a coalescing-enhancing plate comprising a front face and rear face and a plurality of openings. The openings are configured to selectively manipulate...

10/17/13 - 20130270192 - Mixed hydrophilic/hydrophobic fiber media for liquid-liquid coalescence
An immiscible lipophilic or hydrophilic liquid phase is separated respectively from a continuous hydrophilic or a lipophilic phase liquid. Fibers having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties are formed into a filter. The separation mechanism involves coalescence of the small droplets into larger droplets as the immiscible liquid flows through the fiber...

09/05/13 - 20130228524 - Processes for recovering organic solvent extractant from solid-stabilized emulsions formed in hydrometallurgical solvent extraction circuits
Processes for recovering an organic solvent extractant phase from a solid-stabilized emulsion formed in a hydrometallurgical solvent extraction circuit are disclosed. One such process includes mixing a de-emulsifier comprising an effective amount of a polymeric aggregating agent with the solid-stabilized emulsion, thereby separating the emulsion into its aqueous, organic, and...

07/04/13 - 20130168324 - Retraction of oil slicks using surfactants
A method for retracting oil on a water surface, and a method for reducing the quantity of oil on an oil control boom are described. Spreading of oil can be reversed by reducing the surface tension of the seawater, for example by using a low concentration of a water-soluble surfactant,...

06/20/13 - 20130153508 - Phase selective gelation with alkylated aromatic acid compounds
Disclosed is a process which comprises mixing an alkylated aromatic acid with a mixture comprising a first liquid and a second liquid, thereby causing formation of an organogel comprising the alkylated aromatic acid and the first liquid....

04/11/13 - 20130087507 - Use of cactus mucilage as a dispersant and absorbant for oil in oil-water mixtures
Despite advances in off-shore oil exploration and drilling technology, accidental oil spills do occur. Depending on their magnitude and location, irreparable damage may be inflicted on marine and coastal ecosystems. Emulsification of a water/surfactant /oil system results in the production of oil droplets and this depends on the formulation and...

03/28/13 - 20130075339 - Method for clarifying industrial wastewater
Methods are described for removing contaminates from aqueous industrial wastewater process streams, specifically industrial laundries to yield a less contaminated aqueous effluent for discharge to a sewer and reduce the sludge generated therefrom. A premixed medium/high molecular weight and medium/high charged cationic coagulant solution polymer and an inorganic aluminum species...

02/21/13 - 20130043192 - Process for upgrading biomass derived products
Disclosed is a process for the alteration of the ratio of the specific gravities of the oil and water phases resulting from the conversion of biomass to liquid products, the reduction of the conductivity and of metals of the product mixture, which each can aid in the removal of solids...

01/03/13 - 20130001170 - Method and apparatus for fluid separation
A method and apparatus are disclosed for separating a multiphase fluid stream that includes a heavier fluid component and a lighter fluid component. The fluid flows along a first helical flowpath with a first pitch. The first helical flowpath is sufficiently long to establish a stabilised rotating fluid flow pattern...

09/06/12 - 20120223020 - Composite media for water treatment processes and methods of using same
Systems and methods for treating a stream comprising a hydrocarbon liquid and an aqueous-based liquid are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a media composite comprising a mixture of a cellulose-based material and a polymer. In certain systems and methods, the media composite is capable of being backwashed. The...

05/24/12 - 20120125859 - Method for conditioning and processing whole or thin stillage to aid in the separation of and recover protien and oil fractions
The invention provides a method and apparatus for reducing the energy needed to process stillage in an ethanol refining operation. The method involves adding to stillage an effective amount of at least one processing aid. The flocculant induces the separation of insoluble material that would otherwise remain suspended in water...

05/03/12 - 20120103914 - Centralized sump oil and acid oil treatment process and system
This invention reveals to the public the centralized sump oil and acid oil treatment process and system. The process consist of (1) the filter; (2) entry to reaction kettle, the sodium carbonate solution added at the time of air floatation till PH value keeps about 6.0-8.0; and emulsion splitter and...

02/23/12 - 20120043281 - Separation media and methods especially useful for separating water-hydrocarbon emulsions having low interfacial tensions
Separation media, separation modules and methods are provided for separating water from a water and hydrocarbon emulsion and include a fibrous nonwoven coalescence layer for receiving the water and hydrocarbon emulsion and coalescing the water present therein as a discontinuous phase to achieve coalesced water droplets having a size of...

12/01/11 - 20110290738 - Cleaning of oleaginous water iii
The present invention comprises a process and apparatus for separation of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon-containing produced water, wherein in stage 1 the hydrocarbon-containing produced water is supplied with a gas-containing component, whereupon a gas- and hydrocarbon-containing produced water mixture is fed to an inlet tube (22, 27) in the center of...

11/24/11 - 20110284472 - Water reduction for cooking grease and oil collection
A system and method of separating grease from water in used cooking oil prior to collection and removal of the grease from the restaurant or other facility where the used cooking oil was created, collected or stored....

09/15/11 - 20110220582 - Coalescer device and separation method
The present invention generally relates to a coalescer device and separation method employing the coalescer device for coalescing material comprising a dispersed liquid phase from an emulsion....

08/04/11 - 20110186525 - Treatment of recovered wellbore fluids
A process for treating a recovered wellbore fluid, where the process includes contacting an aqueous wellbore fluid with ozone, wherein the aqueous wellbore fluid comprises organic contaminants; and separating the aqueous wellbore fluid into an organic phase and a clarified water phase is disclosed....

07/21/11 - 20110174741 - Cyclonic separation system comprising gas injection means and method for separating a fluid mixture
An apparatus for separating a fluid mixture includes a uniaxial cyclonic separator (2) having a separation chamber (18) for separating the fluid mixture by cyclonic action into a first fluid and a second fluid. An inlet (16) is located at a first end of the separation chamber (18) for receiving...

04/14/11 - 20110084028 - Separation media and methods especially useful for separating water-hydrocarbon emulsions having low interfacial tensions
Separation media, separation modules and methods are provided for separating water from a water and hydrocarbon emulsion and include a fibrous nonwoven coalescence layer for receiving the water and hydrocarbon emulsion and coalescing the water present therein as a discontinuous phase to achieve coalesced water droplets having a size of...

01/27/11 - 20110017677 - Oil field water recycling system and method
The disclosure describes a novel approach for treating water, such as oilfield production waste. The disclosure describes novel methods for chemically treating contaminated water, such as chemical processes for softening water, demulsifying hydrocarbons, destroying a sequestering effect on divalent cations, destroying any detectable amount or over 99% of aerobic and...

01/20/11 - 20110011806 - Use of alkoxylated polyalkanolamines for splitting oil-water emulsions
The use of alkoxylated polyalkanolamines as demulsifiers for splitting oil-water emulsions, especially for splitting crude oil emulsions....

12/30/10 - 20100326922 - Oil water separation apparatus
In one aspect, the present invention provides a subsea separation vessel for the separation of a mixture comprising oil and water comprising (a) at least one inlet for introducing a oil-water mixture; (b) a flow path for conducting the oil-water mixture; (c) at least one oil-water separation structure; and (d)...

11/04/10 - 20100276375 - Treatment of interface rag produced during heavy crude oil processing
A method for treating an interface rag includes the steps of removing a volume of rag at a controlled rate from an upstream rag source and passing the rag through a high pressure pump and a heater. The heater heats the rag to a temperature of at least 350° F....

09/02/10 - 20100219133 - Treatment of solid-stabilized emulsions
An emulsion treating unit and process. A subcooled boiling zone in the unit comprises a heat transfer surface to contact an emulsion at a temperature in excess of the saturation temperature of an aqueous phase in the emulsion, wherein the boiling zone is atmospherically vented. The unit also provides means...

08/12/10 - 20100200512 - Mixed hydrophilic/hydrophobic fiber media for liquid-liquid coalescence
An immiscible lipophilic or hydrophilic liquid phase separated respectively from a continuous hydrophilic phase or a lipophilic phase liquid. Fibers having hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties are mixed, layered, etc., and formed into a filter. The separation mechanism involves capture of small droplets of the immiscible phase, coalescence of the small...

07/15/10 - 20100176063 - Method for coalescence induced liquid-liquid separations and apparatus thereof
A method and apparatus for separating immiscible liquids effectively are provided in the present invention. Such method and apparatus may allow coalescing of relatively small-sized droplets into larger droplets for easing and improving the degree of separation thereafter. The method may be defined by a system of equations describing the...

05/27/10 - 20100126936 - Process and facility for treating waste drilling mud
A method is provided of recycling and cleaning up oil-based waste drilling mud and cuttings contaminated with oil-based waste drilling mud. A facility for performing the method is also provided. The method includes removing the coarse solids from the mud, breaking the emulsion, separating the hydrophobic phase from the water...

03/11/10 - 20100059450 - Method for processing fatty wastes
According to the invention, this method is substantially characterized in that it comprises a chemical treatment of fatty wastes (1, 1′), wherein fatty wastes (1, 1′) are mixed with water (8) and an acid-type reagent (7) so as to obtain a demineralized fatty phase not containing mineral elements belonging to...

03/11/10 - 20100059451 - Modular oil-based sludge separation and treatment system
A modular apparatus having certain processing equipment mounted on portable skids that are adaptable and versatile to permit customized arrangement for oil-recovery processing of a wide range of oil-base sludge compositions in a cost-efficient manner. In one aspect, the invention is directed to a modular apparatus optimally configured for oil...

10/08/09 - 20090250402 - Replaceable filter elements including plural filter media and related filtration systems, techniques and methods
One embodiment is a filter element including an outer filter media and an inner filter media. The outer filter media is operable to remove particulates present in a flow of fluid and/or coalesce water contained in the flow of fluid. The inner filter media is operable to remove particulates from...

07/23/09 - 20090184055 - Method for recycling of oil based drilling fluid contaminated with water and water contaminated with oil based drilling fluid
A mobile apparatus and method for recycling an invert emulsion based drilling fluid, in which the invert emulsion based drilling fluid includes an oleaginous component and an aqueous component. The apparatus includes an emulsion breaking tank, a water treatment tank, a filter press, and hydrocarbon filters. The method includes: mixing...

06/25/09 - 20090159534 - Coalescing apparatus, emulsion treatment system and method for coalescing
A coalescing apparatus including a casing having an inner chamber for accommodating insulating fluid. At least one tube of electrically insulating material extends through the casing and the chamber. Each tube forms a flow channel for emulsion to be treated. A set of electrodes is mounted in the chamber. The...

05/28/09 - 20090134094 - Separation of hydrocarbons from water
A method for the removal of entrained hydrocarbons, particularly aromatics, from water by extracting the hydrocarbons in the water with a hydrocarbon which is relatively less soluble in the water than the entrained hydrocarbon. The hydrocarbons are then separated from the water by a process of coalescence/separation. The extractant is...

03/19/09 - 20090071907 - Oil separator
A system 10 for extracting free oil from industrial processing fluids contains a solids retention cartridge 20 having a plurality of vertically oriented polymeric elements 28 therein. The cartridge 20 fluidly communicates with a retention chamber 36, wherein the retention chamber 36 provides a predetermined residence time based on fluid...

03/19/09 - 20090071908 - Method of concentrating nanoparticles and method of deaggregating aggregated nanoparticles
A method of concentrating nanoparticles, having the steps of: adding and mixing an extraction solvent with a nanoparticles-dispersion liquid that nanoparticles are dispersed in a dispersion solvent, thereby concentrating and extracting the nanoparticles into a phase of the extraction solvent, and removing the dispersion solvent by filter-filtrating a liquid of...