Patents by Inventor Hillary Kronebusch

Hillary Kronebusch 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: 10773986
    Abstract: A method of treating produced water, such as frac flowback, that includes pre-treating the produced water which is followed by a crystallization process that produces a condensate that typically includes ammonia and benzene. The ammonia and benzene concentration is reduced by biologically nitrifying and denitrifying the condensate. This produces an effluent that is directed to a solids-liquid separation process that removes suspended solids. The solids-liquid separation process produces another effluent that is subjected to a benzene polishing process that further reduces the benzene concentration of the effluent produced by the solids-liquid separation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support
    Inventors: Brad Biagini, Charles Blumenschein, Caroline Dale, Hillary Kronebusch
  • Publication number: 20190352206
    Abstract: A method of treating produced water, such as frac flowback, that includes pre-treating the produced water which is followed by a crystallization process that produces a condensate that typically includes ammonia and benzene. The ammonia and benzene concentration is reduced by biologically nitrifying and denitrifying the condensate. This produces an effluent that is directed to a solids-liquid separation process that removes suspended solids. The solids-liquid separation process produces another effluent that is subjected to a benzene polishing process that further reduces the benzene concentration of the effluent produced by the solids-liquid separation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support
    Inventors: Brad Biagini, Charles Blumenschein, Caroline Dale, Hillary Kronebusch