Patents by Inventor Wayne E. Buschmann

Wayne E. Buschmann 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).

  • Publication number: 20200199000
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include reducing the microbial load in contaminated water of water recycle loops. These water recycling loops may include pulp and paper mills, cooling towers and water loops, evaporation ponds, feedstock processing systems and/or non-potable water systems. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate solution may provide bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfection of contaminated water and surfaces. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced separation of microbes from contaminated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20200165734
    Abstract: The electrochemical reactors disclosed herein provide novel oxidation and reduction chemistries and employ in-creased mass transport rates of materials to and from the surfaces of electrodes
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Patent number: 10611656
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include reducing the microbial load in contaminated water of water recycle loops. These water recycling loops may include pulp and paper mills, cooling towers and water loops, evaporation ponds, feedstock processing systems and/or non-potable water systems. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate solution may provide bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfection of contaminated water and surfaces. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced separation of microbes from contaminated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Patent number: 10577698
    Abstract: The electrochemical reactors disclosed herein provide novel oxidation and reduction chemistries and employ increased mass transport rates of materials to and from the surfaces of electrodes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20200062623
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating water comprising sulfur based contaminants. The method may include contacting a portion of water comprising a quantity of hydrogen sulfide with a first oxidant. The method may include producing sulfur solids as a result of contacting the hydrogen sulfide in the portion of water with the first oxidant. In some embodiments, the method may include separating the sulfur solids from the water. The first oxidant may include hydrogen peroxide. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adding an acid in combination with a second oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adjusting a pH of the contaminated fluids after addition of an oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, the pH may be adjusted to less than 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Patent number: 10472265
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating water comprising sulfur based contaminants. The method may include contacting a portion of water comprising a quantity of hydrogen sulfide with a first oxidant. The method may include producing sulfur solids as a result of contacting the hydrogen sulfide in the portion of water with the first oxidant. In some embodiments, the method may include separating the sulfur solids from the water. The first oxidant may include hydrogen peroxide. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adding an acid in combination with a second oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adjusting a pH of the contaminated fluids after addition of an oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, the pH may be adjusted to less than 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20190218121
    Abstract: A method for continuous supply of peracetate oxidant solution with activity to generate to generate reactive oxygen species includes production processing in a liquid stream starting with a feed water and sequentially adding alkali concentrate, hydrogen peroxide solution and acetyl donor and introducing a resulting peracetate oxidant solution into a product buffer tank from which the peracetate oxidant solution is dispensed for use as a reactive oxygen species-generating oxidant, In the product buffer tank peracetate oxidant solution has a pH in a range of from pH 10 to pH 12, a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid in a range of from 60:1 to 6000:1 and a molar ratio of peracetate anions to hydrogen peroxide of greater than 16:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Patent number: 10259729
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include separating contaminants from impaired water. The method may include contacting impaired water with a peracetate oxidant solution. The method may include mixing said impaired water with the peracetate oxidant solution. The method may include separating the impaired water oxidant solution mixture into solids and a water phase. In some embodiments, the peracetate oxidant solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. The peracetate oxidant solution may have a pH from about 10 to about pH 12. The peracetate oxidant solution may have a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, a peracetate anion to hydrogen peroxide molar ratio is greater than about 16:1. In some embodiments, a reactive coagulant, a softener, and/or a floc aid may be added to the impaired water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20190031545
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating pulp in pulp and paper mills. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution and generating a reactive oxygen species. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced treatment methods of bleaching, brightening, and delignifying pulp fibers involving the use of peracetate oxidant solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Wayne E. Buschmann, Damon C. Waters
  • Publication number: 20180023250
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method relates to removal of optical brightening agents (OBA) from a substrate using peracetate oxidant solutions. A method may include reducing the microbial load in white water of water recycle loops. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate solution may provide bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfection of water, pulp, substrates and/or surfaces. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced separation of dyeing agents from a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20170335515
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating pulp. The method may include contacting a wood pulp with a singlet oxygen source. The method may include contacting the wood pulp with an alkaline peroxide source. The singlet oxygen source may include a peracetate oxidant solution and generating a reactive oxygen species. The peracetate oxidant solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced treatment methods of bleaching, brightening, and delignifying pulp fibers involving the use of peracetate oxidant solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20170159237
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating pulp in pulp and paper mills. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution and generating a reactive oxygen species. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced treatment methods of bleaching, brightening, and delignifying pulp fibers involving the use of peracetate oxidant solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Wayne E. Buschmann, Damon C. Waters
  • Publication number: 20170158537
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include reducing the microbial load in contaminated water of water recycle loops. These water recycling loops may include pulp and paper mills, cooling towers and water loops, evaporation ponds, feedstock processing systems and/or non-potable water systems. The methods may include providing a peracetate oxidant solution. The peracetate solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution may include a pH from about pH 10 to about pH 12. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, the peracetate solution has a molar ratio of peracetate to hydrogen peroxide of greater than about 16:1. The peracetate solution may provide bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfection of contaminated water and surfaces. The peracetate oxidant solution may provide enhanced separation of microbes from contaminated water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20170114468
    Abstract: The electrochemical reactors disclosed herein provide novel oxidation and reduction chemistries and employ increased mass transport rates of materials to and from the surfaces of electrodes therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20170020130
    Abstract: Composition and method for production of peroxycarboxylic acid solutions for various disinfection and cleaning compositions that utilizes non-equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid. More specifically compositions comprise peracetic acid (PAA) and methods for making non-equilibrium PAA are provided. Frozen compositions useful as antimicrobial ice are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Eltron Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne E. Buschmann, Andrew S. Del Negro
  • Publication number: 20160297697
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include treating water comprising sulfur based contaminants. The method may include contacting a portion of water comprising a quantity of hydrogen sulfide with a first oxidant. The method may include producing sulfur solids as a result of contacting the hydrogen sulfide in the portion of water with the first oxidant. In some embodiments, the method may include separating the sulfur solids from the water. The first oxidant may include hydrogen peroxide. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adding an acid in combination with a second oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, oxidation of contaminated fluids may be accelerated by adjusting a pH of the contaminated fluids after addition of an oxidant to the contaminated fluids. In some embodiments, the pH may be adjusted to less than 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20160088839
    Abstract: Composition and method for production of peroxycarboxylic acid solutions for various disinfection and cleaning compositions that utilizes non-equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid. More specifically compositions comprise peracetic acid (PAA) and methods for making non-equilibrium PAA are provided. Frozen compositions useful as antimicrobial ice are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Wayne E. Buschmann, Andrew S. Del Negro
  • Publication number: 20160068417
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method may include separating contaminants from impaired water. The method may include contacting impaired water with a peracetate oxidant solution. The method may include mixing said impaired water with the peracetate oxidant solution. The method may include separating the impaired water oxidant solution mixture into solids and a water phase. In some embodiments, the peracetate oxidant solution may include peracetate anions and a peracid. The peracetate oxidant solution may have a pH from about 10 to about pH 12. The peracetate oxidant solution may have a molar ratio of peracetate anions to peracid ranging from about 60:1 to about 6000:1. In some embodiments, a peracetate anion to hydrogen peroxide molar ratio is greater than about 16:1. In some embodiments, a reactive coagulant, a softener, and/or a floc aid may be added to the impaired water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann
  • Publication number: 20140135394
    Abstract: Composition and method for production of peroxycarboxylic acid solutions for various disinfection and cleaning compositions that utilizes non-equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid. More specifically compositions comprise peracetic acid (PAA) and methods for making non-equilibrium PAA are provided. Frozen compositions useful as antimicrobial ice are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne E. BUSCHMANN, Andrew S. Del Negro
  • Patent number: 8684187
    Abstract: A polyamide membrane including reaction product of an anhydrous solution comprising an anhydrous solvent, at least one polyfunctional secondary amine and a pre-polymer deposition catalyst, and an anhydrous, organic solvent solution comprising a polyfunctional aromatic amine-reactive reactant having one ring. A composite semipermeable membrane including the polyamide membrane on a porous support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Buschmann