Patents by Inventor Bruce F. Monzyk

Bruce F. Monzyk has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10494270
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable emulsion is formed; the unstable emulsion is allowed to break into an extract phase loaded with the anions and cations, and a water phase depleted in anions and cations; a floc inherently forms in the loaded extractant phase and then the loaded extractant phase and floc are separated from the purified water and treated to remove the anions and cations as concentrated useful products; the treated aqueous phase now reduced in anion and/or cation content is also separated from the emulsion as a purified aqueous solution. The extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous water purification process is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Winner Water Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, James K. Rose, H. Nick Conkle, Ming Wang, Satya P. Chauhan, Ruey K. Bruce, Tenisha Highsmith
  • Publication number: 20190009252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to catalyst compositions containing a mixed oxide catalyst of formula (I) or formula (II) as described herein, their preparation, and their use in a process for ammoxidation of various organic compounds to their corresponding nitriles and to the selective catalytic oxidation of excess NH3 present in effluent gas streams to N2 and/or NOx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Yawu T. Chi, Scott G. Moffatt, Mikhail Khramov, Ranjeeth Reddy Kalluri, Bruce F. Monzyk, Soundar Ramchandran, Marty Alan Lail, Maruthi Sreekanth Pavani
  • Publication number: 20170210639
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable emulsion is formed; the unstable emulsion is allowed to break into an extract phase loaded with the anions and cations, and a water phase depleted in anions and cations; a floc inherently forms in the loaded extractant phase and then the loaded extractant phase and floc are separated from the purified water and treated to remove the anions and cations as concentrated useful products; the treated aqueous phase now reduced in anion and/or cation content is also separated from the emulsion as a purified aqueous solution. The extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous water purification process is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, James K. Rose, H. Nick Conkle, Ming Wang, Satya P. Chauhan, Ruey K. Bruce, Tenisha Highsmith
  • Patent number: 9617175
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable emulsion is formed; the unstable emulsion is allowed to break into an extract phase loaded with the anions and cations, and a water phase depleted in anions and cations; a floc inherently forms in the loaded extractant phase and then the loaded extractant phase and floc are separated from the purified water and treated to remove the anions and cations as concentrated useful products; the treated aqueous phase now reduced in anion and/or cation content is also separated from the emulsion as a purified aqueous solution. The extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous water purification process is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Winner Water Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, James K. Rose, H. Nick Conkle, Ming Wang, Satya P. Chauhan, Ruey K. Bruce, Tenisha Highsmith
  • Patent number: 9539456
    Abstract: The present invention includes formulations and methods to reduce Cr(VI) contamination, in which the formulation comprises (1) a reactive reducing agent comprising at least one reducing chemical capable of reducing Cr(VI) to Cr(III); and (b) one or more solvents. Moreover, the present invention includes formulations to reduce Cr(VI) within the coating, and Cr(VI) reducing kits with at least one color reference tool for evaluating the process and/or completion of the Cr(VI) reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Paul J. Usinowicz, Derik R. Heiss, Vinay V. Gadkari, John T. Stropki
  • Publication number: 20160201197
    Abstract: Processes for forming metal oxide films on substrates are disclosed. The processes include depositing a composition comprising a metal oxide precursor, an amino acid, and a solvent onto a substrate. The composition is dried to remove solvent, and then heated to initiate combustion to form a metal oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce F. MONZYK, Derik R. HEISS
  • Publication number: 20150298992
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to treating a nutrient rich process water, such as municipal, agricultural, and/or farm water. The process water is treated by first extracting one or more P- and/or N-based ionic species from the process water with an extractant phase, resulting in an ion-loaded extractant phase; and then stripping one or more ionic species from the ion-loaded extractant phase to obtain a stripped extractant phase and useful concentrated ionic products. The stripped extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous flow treatment process is provided. The process is also capable of inactivating pathogens and reducing odors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Tenisha Highsmith, Paul J. Usinowicz, Niharika Chauhan, Ann Lane, Rick Peterson, Slawomir Winecki
  • Patent number: 8944048
    Abstract: Methods of generating oxygen (O2) are described in which ferrate(VI) is combined with an acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Bruce F. Monzyk
  • Publication number: 20140217024
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable emulsion is formed; the unstable emulsion is allowed to break into an extract phase loaded with the anions and cations, and a water phase depleted in anions and cations; a floc inherently forms in the loaded extractant phase and then the loaded extractant phase and floc are separated from the purified water and treated to remove the anions and cations as concentrated useful products; the treated aqueous phase now reduced in anion and/or cation content is also separated from the emulsion as a purified aqueous solution. The extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous water purification process is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, James K. Rose, H. Nick Conkle, Ming Wang, Satya P. Chauhan, Ruey K. Bruce, Tenisha Highsmith
  • Patent number: 8722147
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant primer coating comprises one or more corrosion inhibiting additives; and one or more nonaqueous resins, and the method of making and using the primer coating. The corrosion inhibiting additive comprises metal ferrate(IV) compounds, metal ferrate(V) compounds, metal ferrate(VI) compounds, or a mixture thereof (collectively called the ferrate compound). The ferrate compound has a low solubility in water in the range of about 0.001 ppm to about 2000 ppm at a temperature in the range of about 0° C. to 71° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Jerad A. Ford, John T. Stropki, David N. Clark, Vinay V. Gadkari, Katherine P. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8663607
    Abstract: Compositions containing ferrate(VI) are disclosed. Also, methods are disclosed that utilize ferrate(VI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Michael J. Murphy, Chad Cucksey, F. Michael von Fahnestock, Andrew J. Savage, David N. Clark
  • Publication number: 20140023555
    Abstract: The present invention includes formulations and methods to reduce Cr(VI) contamination, in which the formulation comprises (1) a reactive reducing agent comprising at least one reducing chemical capable of reducing Cr(VI) to Cr(III); and (b) one or more solvents. Moreover, the present invention includes formulations to reduce Cr(VI) within the coating, and Cr(VI) reducing kits with at least one color reference tool for evaluating the process and/or completion of the Cr(VI) reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Paul J. Usinowicz, Derik R. Heiss, Vinay V. Gadkari, John T. Stropki
  • Patent number: 8585903
    Abstract: The invention provides an efficient method to purify an aqueous solution, typically mine drainage water, especially of anions and cations present in the aqueous solution as dissolved solids, the anions and cations are removed by treatment with a positively charged extractant having at least eight carbon atoms, whereby an unstable emulsion is formed; the unstable emulsion is allowed to break into an extract phase loaded with the anions and cations, and a water phase depleted in anions and cations; a floc inherently forms in the loaded extractant phase and then the loaded extractant phase and floc are separated from the purified water and treated to remove the anions and cations as concentrated useful products; the treated aqueous phase now reduced in anion and/or cation content is also separated from the emulsion as a purified aqueous solution. The extractant phase is preferably recycled. A continuous water purification process is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Winner Water Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, James Kevin Rose, H. Nick Conkle, Ming Wang, Satya P. Chauhan, Ruey K. Bruce, Tenisha Highsmith
  • Publication number: 20130167840
    Abstract: The invention provides for a sorbent composition comprising Fe(IV), Fe(V), Fe(VI), and/or a mixture of thereof. (“the ferrate compound”), wherein upon exposure to CO2 and moisture, the sorbent composition absorbs CO2 and co-generates O2, and materials, systems and methods of using this sorbent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Chad M. Cucksey, Timothy S. Rennick, Brian J. Sikorski, Martha W. McCauley
  • Patent number: 8449756
    Abstract: An undivided electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cell includes a housing defining an undivided chamber, the housing having one electrolyte inlet and at least two electrolyte outlets; an anode in the chamber; a cathode in the chamber; and an electrolyte in the chamber, wherein the anode and the cathode are not gas diffusion electrodes. The invention also involves a method of operating an electrochemical cell, and methods for making ferrate(VI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, James K. Rose, Eric C. Burckle, Andrew D. Smeltz, Dennis G. Rider, Chad M. Cucksey, Timothy O. Clark
  • Publication number: 20130034594
    Abstract: A fiber containing ferrate, which comprises (1) one or more ferrate compounds, wherein the ferrate compound is selected from a group consisting of a metal ferrate(V) compound, metal ferrate(VI) compound, and a mixture thereof; and (2) one or more nonaqueous polymers. Also, methods are disclosed that make and/or use the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Robert D. Giammar, Ada Cowan
  • Publication number: 20110268672
    Abstract: Compositions containing ferrate(VI) are disclosed. Also, methods are disclosed that utilize ferrate(VI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Michael J. Murphy, Chad Cucksey, F. Michael von Fahnestock, Andrew J. Savage, David N. Clark
  • Patent number: 8034253
    Abstract: Method and composition for decomposing and detoxifying chemical warfare agents, organic toxic compounds (e.g., pesticides), and for removal of contaminants in materials including fuels. The method and composition are based on ferrate (VI). The ferrate is typically applied to a contaminated surface or volume with a phase transfer catalyst and/or with a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Insitute
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Russell R. Greene, Chad M. Cucksey, John A. McArthur, F. Michael Von Fahnestock, Steven C. Lorence, Michael J. Murphy, Brian J. Blackstone, Thomas A. Malloy, IV
  • Publication number: 20110200754
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant primer coating comprises one or more corrosion inhibiting additives; and one or more nonaqueous resins, and the method of making and using the primer coating. The corrosion inhibiting additive comprises metal ferrate(IV) compounds, metal ferrate(V) compounds, metal ferrate(VI) compounds, or a mixture thereof (collectively called the ferrate compound). The ferrate compound has a low solubility in water in the range of about 0.001 ppm to about 2000 ppm at a temperature in the range of about 0° C. to 71° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Jerad A. Ford, John T. Stropki, David N. Clark, Vinay V. Gadkari, Katherine P. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7914479
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a photolytic artificial lung. The photolytic artificial lung converts water to oxygen for blood absorption, regulates pH, the removes carbon dioxide, and co-produces electrical power is disclosed. The photolytic artificial lung includes a photolytic cell where all of the chemical reactions occur. The photolytic cell disclosed herein can also be used to direct chemical reactions in organs other than the lung. Also disclosed herein is a gas sorption device for removing carbon dioxide from the system by chemical sorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, Pharos, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Kurt Dasse